Watch: Fox News Launches Sustained Attack on Ilhan Omar, Repeats Lie That She Married Her Brother
Fox News’ flagship morning show took aim at Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar on Wednesday, repeating a lie about her having married her brother and misstating her position on major issues, even accusing her of wanting to abolish the free market.
Co-host Brian Kilmeade repeated the debunked lie that Omar might have married her own brother to get into the country. This is a complete fabrication that originated on online message boards and was embraced by the far-right to attack the congresswoman.
“And for Ilhan Omar in particular to come here and demand all these changes to American society, she may have married her brother to get here. If we’re such a terrible society that needs such revamping, why was it so important for you to be here?” Kilmeade said.
“And now that she’s a lawmaker she wants to change everything about being here. I’m befuddled by her continued outspokeness and such extreme measures of changing a society she seems to despise so much.”
Later in the show, both Kilmeade and Doocy attacked Omar again – this time falsely stating her position economic issues.
“Congresswoman Ilhan Omar wants to dismantle the American economy,” Doocy said, before showing a clip of Omar calling for dismantling “the whole system of oppression.”
Brian Kilmeade lectures Ilhan Omar on how to be a good immigrant: "Usually first generation Americans are the most grateful Americans … You would think she would be the most grateful American, but she's not." pic.twitter.com/LRPlml3V9w
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) July 8, 2020
This was followed by yet another comment from Kilmeade, claiming Omar was “calling for the dismantling of the free market.”
“Usually first generation Americans are the most grateful Americans,” Kilmeade went on. “You would think she would be the most grateful American, but she’s not.”
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