(PatrioticPost.com)- Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar took to Twitter to vent her frustration after protestors called her out during a town hall. During the event, protestors reportedly interrupted the far-left “squad member” and accused her of being a “warmonger” because she supported sending billions of dollars to Ukraine.
The congresswoman defended her position on Ukraine, tweeting that the protestors were propagandists.
“I am sorry, you all aren’t ‘anti-war protesters,’ you are dangerous propagandists who are literally making a mockery of the anti-war movement,” she wrote in a pair of tweets. “I have never had the pleasure of responding to [Russia’s] ridiculous internet disinformation in person before. Thank you for the opportunity.”
Omar said that the money sent to Ukraine was for their defense and was not an example of promoting war. But critics reportedly say that the tens of billions of dollars the U.S. is sending is pushing the world closer to nuclear war with Russia.
“I am amazed at the nerve that some people have to not be upset with the country literally waging war, but at the country defending itself and those helping them do that,” Omar added. “I was even told by one of these people tonight, ‘it’s America that started the Russia war,’ seriously wtf.”
Earlier during the war, Omar expressed reservations about providing the war-torn country with money and resources, clarifying that she supported providing Ukraine with the resources it needs to fight the war but that she just has “legitimate concerns about the size and scope” of doing so.
“The consequences of flooding Ukraine with a billion dollars in [American] weapons, likely not limited to just military-specific equipment but also including small arms + ammo, are unpredictable & likely disastrous,” she tweeted on March 8. “[Especially] when they are given to paramilitary groups without accountability.”
Her comments at the time came as she voted against the Ukraine Defense Bill, saying that funding Ukraine “escalates the conflict without deterring it effectively.” In the same statement, Omar suggested that the U.S. should champion human rights, democracy, and peace, but cannot do so when it indiscriminately “places militarism and economic warfare over the urgent needs of both Ukrainian and Russian civilians.”