When asked by a reporter Monday if she would condemn the Antifa terrorist attack at an ICE facility in Tacoma over the weekend, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) refused to answer — then she was caught laughing.
"Will you condemn Antifa? Do you feel like you have any sort of responsibility for their actions?" The Rebel reporter Keean Bexte asked Omar.
Omar ignored the questions. She was departing Capitol Hill after holding a news conference with fellow Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) to discuss President Donald Trump's controversial tweets about them.
"Do you feel responsible for a violent attack against an ICE facility?" Bexte asked.
Again, Omar refused to answer. But that didn't stop Bexte. Once Omar climbed into her vehicle, along with Ocasio-Cortez, Bexte directed his question at both lawmakers.
"Ms. Cortez, do you feel responsible at all?" he asked. "Will you tell Americans not to be violent anymore? Antifa to be exact."
After that question, video shows Omar lean forward into the camera shot, coffee in hand, laughing as Bexte continues to ask both lawmakers if they will condemn Antifa.
People, particularly politicians, refuse to answer very straightforward questions when the answer will incriminate… https://t.co/90x22rQWS3— Keean Bexte (@Keean Bexte) 1563231279.0