Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar threw shade at Republicans this week for defending Amy Coney Barrett’s religious views as a Catholic.
Omar wrote: “Let’s be clear about this: if a Muslim woman was nominated to SCOTUS you would see Republicans lose their mind about her religious background… Sharia law would be trending right now. Miss me with the pearl-clutching and all this righteous talk about religious freedom.”
Omar became one of the first Muslim women elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2018 alongside Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan.
Omar’s comments about nominating a hypothetical Muslim woman to the Supreme Court came as the Senate Judiciary Committee’s nomination hearings for Amy Coney Barrett are underway.
President Donald Trump nominated Barrett to fill the seat left vacant by former Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg after Ginsburg died last month.
Barrett’s nomination drew quick backlash from Democratic lawmakers concerned about what the