Rep. Banks Calls Omar a “Disgrace” After She Claims She’s “Stricken With PTSD”

Ilhan Omar is took heat from conservatives Wednesday for claiming she’s been “stricken with PTSD” when hearing conversations around war at a Press conference.

“And I think every time I hear about — I hear of conversations around war, I find myself being stricken with PTSD.” Omar said “And I find peace knowing that I serve with great advocates for peace and people who have shown courage against war”

Rep. Jim Banks blasted Omar, calling her a “disgrace” and “offensive to our nation’s veterans” tweeting:

Rep. Ilhan Omar complained she’s “stricken with PTSD” because of recent events in the Middle East.

This is a disgrace and offensive to our nation’s veterans who really do have PTSD after putting their life on the line to keep America safe.


On the same day, Omar was also blasted for laughing and apparently joking around while her colleague Sheila Jackson Lee discussed U.S. casualties.

Omar responded by retweeting a tweet by “Common Defense” that wrote:

Dear , This is a tremendously ignorant thing to say.

Veterans like us know that people wearing uniforms aren’t the only ones impacted by war.

is a refugee. We stand with her against hawkish elites like you.

Banks then replied:

No @IlhanMN – you can’t change the subject.

Your words and actions at today’s press conference reveal your feelings toward our soldiers serving abroad and the video speaks for itself.

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