(FreedomBeacon)- Ilhan Omar has never been considered one of the sharpest tools in the shed. But her recent comparison of President Donald Trump to a murderer has really taken her to new heights.
On Tuesday, the progressive Democratic member of the House of Representatives said impeaching the president for a second time is equivalent to it being necessary to “hold a murderer” accountable for crimes they have committed.
Omar, from Minnesota, is known for railing against the president and for making inflammatory comments to make headlines. She is one of the most progressive members of the House, and is part of the so-called “Squad” along with other extremely progressive members of the Democratic Party.
She made her comments while speaking with anchor Hallie Jackson on MSNBC on Tuesday. During that camera time, Omar defended the efforts by Democrats to impeach Trump for a second time. She accused the president of influencing his supporters to attack the U.S. Capitol building last week.
“I know that some have likened the reaction that we are getting, obviously, from the president and some of, you know, Democrats and some Republicans in Congress, to someone saying, you know, if we were to hold a murderer or someone who has committed violence accountable, there will be more. And to me, it is really the — having consequences for actions that act as a deterrent.
“We know that some have said he’s learned his lesson. Some have also used childlike analogies to talk about he has put his hand on a stove and he is now burned and he won’t do it again, but this is not just about him. This is about fulfilling our oath of office. And if we do not take that serious, I don’t know how we can continue to be members of Congress and say that we are to protect our country from domestic enemies.”
They day of the Capitol insurrection, Omar tweeted that she would be preparing articles of impeachment against Trump. In fact, she thought it more important to tweet out to her followers to grab more headlines than try to do anything to remain safe in the building. She tweeted while people were still storming the Capitol while a joint session of Congress was inside:
“I am drawing up Articles of Impeachment. Donald J. Trump should be impeached by the House of Representatives & removed from office by the United States Senate. We can’t allow him to remain in office, it’s a matter of preserving our Republic and we need to fulfill our oath.
“This is on Donald Trump, period. He called folks to D.C. and gave them marching orders. He needs to be impeached and removed immediately.”
Omar has also previously said that Republicans as a whole have “blood on their hands” because of the riots. The incidents at the Capitol last week lead to many people being injured and five people dead.
The House is set to vote on impeachment on Wednesday.