Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) came to the defense of Georgia Senate candidate Raphael Warnock following resurfaced comments in which he said, “nobody can serve God and the military.”
Omar said in a Twitter post that Warnock was quoting biblical Scripture from “Mathews 6:24.”
“The lies and smears of the GOP have no boundaries, but this is a disgrace and shameful,” she wrote.
The Washington Free Beacon reported that in 2011, Warnock preached that Americans cannot serve God while also serving in the U.S. military.
“America, nobody can serve God and the military,” the video shows the Georgia Democrat saying. “You can’t serve God and money. You cannot serve God and mammon at the same time.”
😳 Mathews 6:24
“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and dmoney.”
The lies and smears of the GOP have no boundaries, but this is a disgrace and shameful. https://t.co/1G6OhsL2B5
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) November 18, 2020
Omar and Warnock Agree on God and the Military
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Omar and Warnock seem to see eye to eye on their disdain for the military.
The Minnesota Democrat also has a past in which attacks on the military can be found.
A tweet from 2017 shows Omar claiming – incorrectly – that American forces killed “thousands” of Somalis during the 1993 “Black Hawk Down” mission.
— Josh Hammer (@josh_hammer) April 22, 2019
The International Committee of the Red Cross estimated that 200 Somali civilians were killed and several hundred wounded in the fighting during the Battle of Mogadishu.
Omar also downplayed the severity of distress for military members, claiming earlier this year that talk of war with Iran had left her “stricken with PTSD.”
She was also seen giggling and laughing as congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee made somber comments about the loss of US lives during the Iraq War.
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) January 8, 2020
Dozens of Georgia veterans have called on Warnock to drop out of the race over his comments.
Omar and Warnock Share Some Other Controversial Thoughts
Aside from standing in solidarity with the notion that military members can’t honor God, Ilhan Omar and Raphael Warnock have mutual anti-Semitic comments in their past.
Omar, of course, has had numerous anti-Semitic comments on her resume.
In 2019, she responded to a comment regarding House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) threatening action against Omar and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) over past allegedly anti-Semitic remarks.
Omar responded to the assertion by using a stereotype about Jews being motivated by money, then accusing a prominent lobbying group, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), of paying members of Congress to support Israel.
“It’s all about the Benjamins baby,” Omar tweeted, a line from a rap song by Puff Daddy which referenced Benjamin Franklin’s image on the $100 bill.
In past social-media ramblings, she has claimed Israel “hypnotized the world” and expressed hope that “people will see their evil doings.”
Rep. Ilhan Omar has apologized for recent tweets about Jews and Israel. Years ago, she tweeted about the “evil doings of Israel.” @SherylNYT discusses the controversy https://t.co/U50MZyM9Da pic.twitter.com/akk967d6kz
— CBS News (@CBSNews) February 11, 2019
Warnock and Omar’s radicalism, it would seem, is cut from the same cloth.