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Omar giggles while colleague discusses US troop deaths

The following is an excerpt from Blaze Media’s Capitol Hill Brief email newsletter:

The current debate over tensions between the United States and Iran has provided plenty of opportunities for politicians to rack up negative headlines, and Ilhan Omar has certainly taken them.

Omar was caught on camera laughing and giggling while fellow House Democrat Sheila Jackson Lee talked about United States casualties from the Iraq war at a Wednesday press conference, following a classified briefing on Iran. But that was not the only news from the press conference. Omar also claimed that discussions about war leave her “stricken with PTSD,” which drew criticism from one of her House Republican colleagues who served in Afghanistan.

Additionally, Omar criticized the announcement of sanctions against Iran as an effort to “starve the innocent people of Iran,” despite the fact that she has no problem calling for sanctions against Israel as a supporter of the BDS movement.

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