REALLY? Illhan Omar Demands The TSA Be Paid, Then Moves To DEFUND THEM COMPLETELY!
It’s been said a time or two that there are politicians that will say plus at the beginning of a sentence and minus at the end so that it doesn’t add up to nothing.
As much of a pain in the butt at it is dealing with the TSA when you are at the airport there are a necessary entity.
There isn’t much room for escape on an airplane once it’s in the sky and you want to make sure as much as possible that everything is going to be a smooth ride.
Shoot, if someone you didn’t know walked into your house you would probably pat them down or at least ask them what in the heck they are doing.
So, while that wait in the line to be checked out is an amount of time that you could probably be sitting down waiting for the flight to board or having something to eat it’s something that has to be done and something that we need to make sure always has money to operate properly.
While there have long been politicians on both sides of the aisle who have said dumb or disingenuous things, there is a new Democratic member of Congress who seems intent on claiming the title for being the absolute worst in that regard.
That member of Congress would be Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, and when she isn’t tweeting anti-Semitic jabs at Jewish people or the nation of Israel, she is launching poorly thought out attacks on President Donald Trump and his administration.
The latest example of such came on Feb. 8, when within the space of one hour Omar used Twitter to decry the fact that some Transportation Security Administration employees had yet to receive their back pay from the partial government shutdown, then proceeded to suggest the entire governmental department within which the TSA is contained be defunded … you know, in order to spite Trump.
The glaring disparity in those two tweets did not go unnoticed, and Fox News early morning host Rob Schmitt combined the two tweets into one to highlight the contradictory comments.
Ilhan Omar angry and complaining TSA agents haven’t received back pay, then an hour later calls to defund DHS… which would end TSA pic.twitter.com/OaDTqV3Cbi
Schmitt tweeted, “Ilhan Omar angry and complaining TSA agents haven’t received back pay, then an hour later calls to defund DHS… which would end TSA.”
Indeed, Omar’s first tweet declared, “This is an outrage. I’m hearing from TSA workers back in Minnesota who STILL haven’t received backpay after the shutdown. All workers affected by the shutdown — including contractors — deserve backpay!”
But that tweet, rightly demanding just compensation for the TSA workers who’d been furloughed or forced to work without pay, was followed little more than one hour later by another tweet which declared “#Not1Dollar” for the Department of Homeland Security, from which the TSA derives its funding.