Former Judge and Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore on Wednesday said Rep. Ilhan Omar should go back to Somalia after the Minnesota Democrat called him a child molester while criticizing the Alabama GOP for seeking her expulsion from Congress.
“I fully support the resolution of the Ala Rep Party asking Congress to expel Omar under Article 1 Section 5 of the US Constitution,” Moore said in a tweet.
Moore also tweeted that he supported President Trump, who in North Carolina last month caused “send her back” chants at a rally after targeting the Representative.
Omar was referencing allegations against Moore, who was the Republican nominee in the 2017 U.S. Senate special election won by Democrat Doug Jones. After Moore received the GOP nomination, allegations of sexual misconduct with young females while in his 30s begin to come out.
Moore has always denied the allegations and is currently involved in a few lawsuits related to them.
While Omar has not commented on Moore’s statement or the ALGOP resolution, Muslim Advocates responded by saying Moore’s comments are not just critical of Omar but “are attacks on an entire community.”
“Having a state political party officially adopt such a hateful, dishonest resolution is a troubling escalation of the ongoing effort to vilify American Muslims,” Scott Simpson, public advocacy director for Muslim Advocates, said in a statement. “The text of the resolution reads like a laundry list of the most common anti-Muslim stereotypes: that Rep. Omar is un-American and anti-Semitic, that she disrespects the troops, that she is an ungrateful immigrant and that she sympathizes with terrorists. These meritless slurs are constantly hurled at American Muslims in public life in order to silence and discredit them.”
“These are not just attacks on Rep. Omar, these are attacks on an entire community. Dishonest smears like these are used against almost every American Muslim who exercises their right to serve their country. They are designed to intimidate them out of public service and tarnish their credibility. They will not work. When American Muslims in public life are attacked because of their faith, Muslim Advocates and countless Americans of conscience will stand up for what’s right.”
You can read the full statement condemning the ALGOP resolution on their website.