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Rep. Ilhan Omar Falsely Accuses Covington Kids of 'Taunting 5 Black Men'

Michael W. Chapman
By Michael W. Chapman | January 23, 2019 | 12:05 PM EST

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.)
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Freshman House Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), citing no evidence, accused the Covington Catholic High School boys of "taunting 5 Black men," leading racist chants," and screaming "it's not rape if you enjoy it," following the March for Life in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 18. 

The left-wing Omar tweeted this message late on Jan. 22, four days after the incident occurred and long after video footage showed the boys did nothing wrong and after numerous journalists had apologized for their sloppy and biased coverage.

In a Jan. 22 tweet, posted at 10:42 p.m., Omar said, "The boys were protesting a woman's right to choose & yelled 'it's not rape if you enjoy it.' They were taunting 5 Black men before they surrounded [activist Nathan] Phillips and led racist chants. [Nick] Sandmann's family hired a right wing PR firm to write his non-apology."

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Omar also noted a tweet from President Donald Trump stating that the Covington kids had "become symbols of Fake News and how evil it can be."

The Covington kids did attend the March for Life, a peaceful march against abortion, as their schoolmates have done every January for many years. However, there is no evidence that any of the boys yelled, "it's not rape if you enjoy it." Rep. Omar, who supports abortion, presents no evidence to back up her claim.

Also, there is no evidence that any of the Covington kids taunted "5 Black men" at the Lincoln Memorial, as the students were waiting for their bus back to Kentucky.

Instead, there is video evidence of men, one of whom is black, taunting the Covington kids. As the video shows, there were members of the Black Hebrew Israelites at the scene.

Some of the insults were:

"This child molesting faggot priest right there." 

"That's Make America Great Again, a bunch of child-molesting faggots."

Activist Nathan Phillips, left, and student Nick Sandmann. (YouTube)

"Look at these dusty ass crackers with that race garbage on. Look at these dirty ass crackers."

"A bunch of future school shooters."

"A bunch of incest babies! A bunch of babies made out of incest!"

"The biggest terrorist on the face of the Earth is the pale face man, woman and child." 

Needless to say, Rep. Omar did not denounce those racist, bigoted comments. She has said nothing about them. Also, most of the liberal media did not report on the vile Black Hebrew Israelites. 

As for surrounding Indian activist Nathan Phillips, the video clearly shows that Phillips walked up to and stood among the Covington kids and beat his hand drum.  There were other activists with him. The students did not rush around to surround Phillips. He walked into their group and stood face-to-face with student Nick Sandmann. 

Sandmann did nothing but stand there and occassionally smiled. 

The Covington kids apparently did not utter any racist chants. They did yell out and repeat some school cheers.

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.)  (Getty Images)

As chaperone Jill Hamlin, at the scene, said, “We were all just gathered on the steps. We had heard the horrific insults that were thrown at our children by the by the Black Hebrew Israelites. ... We were not there for any other purpose other than to attend the peaceful March for Life, which we did. ...

"[T]he boys asked if they could do one of their school cheers because they wanted to drown out the hatred that was being said to them and one of our teachers said it was okay for them to do their cheer."

"We wanted to drown out the hate, the hatred message that was being thrown at our children," said Hamlin.

As this story was posted, Rep. Ilhan Omar had deleted her tweet from the evening of Jan. 22. She has not issued an apology for her false claims and smearing of the Covington kids. 


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Michael W. Chapman
Michael W. Chapman
Michael W. Chapman