Ilhan Omar Speaks, They Shout
Head over to The Intercept for a better rundown of this nonsense:
The GOP’s perspective on the [International Criminal Court] has always been straightforward: The U.S. has the right to go anywhere on Earth and do anything we want, and it is fundamentally illegitimate for Americans to ever face any consequences. Democrats see the issue in largely the same way but feel that equivalent goals can be accomplished with less shouting. Both parties decisively reject the standard articulated by Robert Jackson, the American chief prosecutor at the Nuremberg Tribunal, at the end of World War II: “If certain acts of violation of treaties are crimes, they are crimes whether the United States does them or whether Germany does them. And we are not prepared to lay down the rule of criminal conduct against others which we would not be willing to have invoked against us.”
And while I'm reluctant to link to The Hill, which is all about bothsidesism, the following clip is quite cathartic to watch. Ryam Grim calmly and precisely schools Emily Jashinsky (representing the right here) on the matter.
Of course, this isn't the first time Ilhan has been mistreated for speaking truths. One problem with these continued attacks from the media and congress is that they can lead to real-world violence. Take a listen to the hate she has to deal with:
TW: Every time I speak out on human rights I am inundated with death threats. Here is one we just got.— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) June 10, 2021
“Muslims are terrorists. And she is a raghead n*****. And every anti-American communist piece of s*** that works for her, I hope you get what’s f***ing coming for you.” pic.twitter.com/Kid7qUgZDZ
Remember when Drumpf said the US isn't so innocent? I guess it's okay when he says it.
"There are a lot of killers. What? You think our country's so innocent... Take a look at what we've done too."— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) June 10, 2021
- Donald Drumpf, Feb 2017
Dear Republicans ginning up faux outrage over Ilhan Omar pointing out the ICC is investigating war crimes by the U.S. & Israel, pls watch this: pic.twitter.com/eiiot31A3h
Fortunately, Ilhan Omar doesn't stand alone: Progressives Support Rep. Omar Against Bad Faith Attacks.