Rep. Ilhan Omar was just asked on CNN to defend this tweet we told you about on Wednesday where she claimed Sen. Lindsey Graham was somehow “compromised” and that’s why he now supports President Trump:
They got to him, he is compromised! https://t.co/m8sB3EmElg
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) January 16, 2019
Partial transcript and video below.
Note how she has no idea that a “360 turnaround” is a circle which would mean Sen. Graham is right back to where he started, that is as a Trump critic. She also tries to claim that Graham is compromised over his “polling” or “funding” and not over something of a more personal nature, which is what was implied by MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle, among others:
“So over the last three years, we have seen many times where Sen. Lindsey Graham has told us how dangerous this president can be if he was given the opportunity to be in the White House. And all of a sudden he’s made not only a 180 turnaround but a 360 turnaround. So I am pretty sure that there is something happening with him whether it is something that has to do with his funding when it comes to running for office. Whether it has something to do with the polling that they might have in his district. Or whether it has to do with some sort of leadership within the Senate. He is somehow compromised to no longer stand up for the truth [crosstalk] and to make sure that he is fighting to protect the oath he took in serving the American people”
Watch the whole exchange here and do stick around until the end where she starts babbling and backtracking when the CNN anchors ask her to cite evidence:
Rep. Omar: "Lots of Americans" agree with me that Trump is blackmailing Sen. Graham over his homosexuality pic.twitter.com/xPMAUHSLYE
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) January 17, 2019
What an embarrassing performance.
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 15, 2019
Now freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar is alleging that Sen. Lindsey Graham is ‘compromised’ https://t.co/novHksGcD6
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 17, 2019