Rep. Ilhan Omar: ‘I Demand the President End His Temper Tantrum and Quest for a Racist and Cynical Big Wall’ Staff | January 21, 2019 | 12:46pm EST
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Rep. Ilhan Omar, speaking on the House floor, Jan. 16, 2019. (Screen Capture)

( - Rep. Ilhan Omar (D.-Minn.) gave her first floor speech as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives on Jan. 16, saying that President Donald Trump is engaging in a temper tantrum while seeking funding for “a racist and cynical big wall.”

“If he wants to talk, we are ready to talk, but we don't need a government shutdown to do it,” Omar said.

“I join the similar calls made by my colleagues today,” she said, “and I demand that the president end his temper tantrums and quest for a racist and cynical big wall, and I demand that he work with us to reopen the government before any more damage is done.

“Enough is enough,” Omar said. “The American people deserve better.”

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