Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) admitted to fabricating a story on a purported “injustice” to a group of students five years ago during her tenure as a Minneapolis city councilman, it was revealed Monday.
The Washington Post piece detailing Omar’s “complicated” relationship with the U.S. featured a brief mention of a story Omar told a group of 400 high school students at Richfield High School in Minneapolis five years ago. She told the students she witnessed a “sweet, old … African American lady” in a courtroom who spent a weekend in jail for stealing $2 loaf of bread to feed her hungry granddaughter.
She told them the woman was fined $80 – a fine she was incapable of paying. Omar told the students she “couldn’t control” her emotions because she “couldn’t understand how a roomful of educated adults could do something so unjust.” She claimed she shouted, “Bullsh*t!” in the courtroom.