Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) went after Rep. Ilhan Omar on the same day Rep. Rutherford (R-FL) took aim at Rep. Pramila Jayapal. There's a pattern of abuse here.
GOP Congressmen Go Full Racist On Democratic Women Colleagues
Credit: Blue America
January 9, 2020

When you're a Republican in the minority and you have no facts to argue or tables to pound, what option is there other than to just aim a stream of hate at your colleagues? This is apparently the maxim Republican Congressmen are relying upon to be absolute racist jackholes to Democratic women of color.

We begin with Representative John Rutherford, representing the great state of Florida. He took it upon himself to refer to Rep. Pramila Jayapal and her colleagues as "your squad of Ayatollah sympathizers."

Jayapal fired back:

Traveling over to Indiana now, we have Rep. Jim Banks deciding who can and cannot suffer from PTSD. Rep. Omar answered his despicable tweet far more politely than I would have:

Twitter fired back on this one, because Jim Banks is one of those true jerks who thinks the world centers on white men with guns and never the children traumatized by war:

This kind of racism should be banned from the U.S. Congress. No corporation would allow this, after all. Why should we tolerate it from lawmakers? Oh, pardon me, I forgot that Republicans are racists first, patriots second.

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