Posted on January 31, 2024

Ron DeSantis Calls for Ilhan Omar’s Deportation, Expulsion from Congress for ‘Somalia First’ Comments

Bradford Betz, Fox News, January 30, 2024

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday called for “Squad” member Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., to be expelled from Congress, have her citizenship revoked, and deported from the country over a speech she gave which critics alleged Omar put the interests of Somalis over Americans.


A translation of the clip DeSantis re-shared shows Omar telling the crowd: “The U.S. is a country where one of your daughters is in Congress to represent your interest.”

“For as long as I am in the U.S. Congress, Somalia will never be in danger, its waters will not be stolen by Ethiopia or others … Sleep in comfort, knowing I am here to protect the interests of Somalia from inside the U.S. system.”

The clip ignited a firestorm of angry responses from critics who accused the Democratic lawmaker of prioritizing her loyalty to her country of birth rather than the U.S.

“Expel from Congress, denaturalize and deport!” DeSantis tweeted on Tuesday.