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Ilhan Omar fires back at Rand Paul — by retweeting praise for the neighbor that violently attacked him

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Will Democrats decry this support of political violence?

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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) responded to criticism from Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) by issuing social media praise for the man who assaulted the senator and broke six of his ribs.

Paul had responded to the controversy over President Donald Trump's tweet telling Omar and other minority members of Congress to go back to their home countries.

"She came here and we fed her, we clothed her, she got welfare, she got school, she got health care, and then lo and behold she has the honor of actually winning a seat in Congress and she says we're a terrible country," Paul said.

"I think that's about as ungrateful as you can get," he added.

"So while I'm not saying we forcibly send her anywhere, I'm willing to contribute to buy her a ticket to go visit Somalia and I think she could look and maybe learn a little about bit about the disaster that is Somalia, that has no capitalism, has no God-given rights guaranteed in a constitution and has about seven different tribes that have been fighting each other for the last 40 years," Paul continued.

"And then maybe after she's visited Somalia for a while she might come back and appreciate America more," he concluded.

Omar responded by retweeting an acidic missive from comedian Tom Arnold mocking the violent injury to the senator.

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"Imagine being Rand Paul's next door neighbor and having to deal with @RandPaul lying cowardly circular whiney bullcrap about lawn clippings," Arnold tweeted. "No wonder he ripped his toupee off."

Paul was assaulted by his neighbor as he mowed his lawn at his home in Kentucky. The man tackled him from behind and caused six of his ribs to be broken, a very painful injury. He was later sentenced to 30 days in prison, a $10,000 fine, and 100 hours of community service.

Here's Paul's comments about Omar:

Rand Paul: Maybe If Ilhan Omar Visited Somalia She Would 'Appreciate America More' www.youtube.com

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