Marjorie Taylor Greene proposes censure resolution against Ilhan Omar, whom she labels a “foreign agent” from Somalia.

Marjorie Taylor Greene Calls for Censure and Deportation of Rep. Ilhan Omar

Marjorie Taylor Greene has introduced a resolution to censure Rep. Ilhan Omar following the release of controversial videos in which some believe the Minnesota Democrat suggested her allegiance is with her homeland of Somalia.

In one video, Omar allegedly suggests the United States government will “follow orders” and “do what I tell them to do” in regard to foreign relations involving her homeland. In another, she is accused of calling the Somali leader Hassan Sheikh Mohamud “our President” and suggesting he refers to her as “his girl.”

During her speech on the House floor, Greene called for censuring Omar but “accidentally” referred to Omar as hailing from Somalia. This led to a compromise wherein Greene’s censure resolution sought to force a vote by leadership within two days or have the measure tabled.

The resolution highlights Omar’s alleged violation of her oath of allegiance to America and condemns her statements as detrimental to national security. Greene flat-out accuses Omar of acting as a “foreign agent” and has urged her colleagues to vote to censure her.

Following the introduction of the censure resolution, Greene expressed that she would prefer to take things further, saying, “I would love to expel her; I think she should be deported, I honestly do.”

Omar, in response, has dismissed Greene’s efforts, attributing the outrage to racism and xenophobia. She has called the attacks lobbed against her as “rooted in xenophobia and Islamophobia.”

Omar, who admits in the video to struggling with speaking Somali, has her speech translated by Somaliland sources, whom she is highly critical of, opening it up to bias. The language itself lends itself to difficult translation, so the words must be taken with a grain of salt.

The Daily Wire has claimed to have an “independent translator” confirm the content of the first video wherein Omar says, “The US government will only do what Somalians in the US tell them to do. They will do what we want and nothing else. They must follow our orders and that is how we will safeguard the interest of Somalia.”

Following claims that the translation of the video remarks by Omar is false, the controversy has led to calls for her expulsion from Congress and deportation.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has sided with Marjorie Taylor Greene, insisting Omar should be expelled from Congress and deported.

What is clear is that the controversy surrounding Ilhan Omar’s remarks is far from over, and it remains to be seen what actions the House of Representatives will take in response to Greene’s censure resolution.