Rep. Omar and Tlaib Accused of Not Standing for 100 Yr Old Tuskegee Airman

Two prominent journalists Ben Jacobs and Ryan Saavedra have accused  “squad” members Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib of being among the few that didn’t stand when President Trump honored 100 year old Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee.

Ben Jacobs tweeted:

A small cluster of Democrats including Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar and Mark Pocan don’t stand for Charles McGee, the former Tuskegee Airman introduced by Trump

Ryan Saavedra tweeted a video and wrote:

This appears to show far-left Democrat Reps. Rashida Tlaib (MI) and Ilhan Omar (MN) *refusing* to stand for the last surviving Tuskegee Airmen Brig. Gen. Charles McGee

Looks like nearly everyone else stood, except for those two, who didn’t want to honor a US hero. (At very end)

Omar and Tlaib also took heat for clearly not paying attention during a different segment of President Trump’s State of the Union address.

Per NPR, during his State of the Union speech last night President Trump invited Iain Lanphier, an eighth-grader who he said aspired to join the newly created Space Force. He quoted Iain, who said, “Most people look up at space. I want to look down on the world.”

Trump also recognized Charles McGee, who he said was one of the “last surviving Tuskegee airmen,” a group of African American fighter pilots from World War II. McGee is also Iain’s great-grandfather.

The president said he recently signed a bill promoting McGee to the rank of brigadier general and had pinned his new stars on his shoulders in the Oval Office earlier on Tuesday.

A smiling McGee stood and marked another moment when Congress came together to recognize the decorated veteran.


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