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On All In With Chris Hayes Wednesday night, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) gave her thoughts on the current state of the Republican Party and its base. Omar’s comments came after past statements made by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, statements in which she made inflammatory remarks about 9/11, school shootings, violence against top Democrats and California wildfires being caused by a secret Jewish space laser. Democrats have called for disciplinary action to be taken against Greene, but House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has declined to do so. In fact, Greene reportedly received a standing ovation after speaking at a closed-door meeting among House Republicans on Wednesday.
“The Republicans truly have lost their way. Their party is destroyed. Their base now is conspiracy theorists. It's cowards, it’s opportunists, it’s grifters and sadly they're becoming the looney tunes,” Omar said. “These are people who we can’t take serious [sic]. They’re not here to do the people’s business. They are here to just be obstructionists and make a mockery of not just our government, but our country.”
Greene’s comments have garnered condemnation among prominent Republicans, but Omar believes that’s just scratching the surface as the GOP’s ills run much deeper in her view.
“It is going to be a long road because these are the children that are born out of a white supremacist movement that is taking over the base of the Republican party,” Omar said. “And we have to wait and see if they are willing to do the hard work of dealing with this awful, toxic, really deadly, white supremacist, fascist America that they have unearthed.”