Brian Mast Counters Omar's 'Islamophobia' Bill

Brian Mast Counters Omar's 'Islamophobia' Bill

Mast calls attention to Democrat divide over islamophobia

Jim McCool
Jim McCool
December 13, 2021

With her take on the September 11th attacks, along with her antagonist view of Israel, US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has concerned many Americans with her rhetoric.   Now, Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL) has successfully countered Omar's "islamophobia" legislation.

Congresswoman Omar has authored a bill that would establish a "special envoy," to investigate islamophobia in the United States.  However, Representative Brian Mast did not sit still in committee, offering up an amendment to make sure "the position of the special envoy created by this bill is appointed by the President and subject to the advice and consent of the Senate. "

Mast further explains that the amendment is crucial because, "I simply don't want to see the Secretary of State appoint some Left-wing activist in the middle of the night who's going to go out there and turn an office of this government, into their own taxpayer-funded vendetta against the Jewish state of Israel, or conservatives, or anybody else, or even democrats."

The south Florida Congressman elaborated on the bill's author, Ilhan Omar, and her willingness to "layer on her own members," listing off, "Representative Schneider, Auchincloss, Deutch, Franklin, Gotthiemer, Luria, Manning, Nadler, Phillips, Schrier, and Wasserman-Schultz," as fellow Democrats who Ilhan Omar has accused of using, "Islamophobic tropes."

The list above goes to Representative Mast's main point that, "this is a measure to make sure there is not some Left-wing activist appointed in the dark of night that they have to go before the Senate and we could actually take a look at what these individuals have to say and think."

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Jim McCool

Jim McCool

Jim is a graduate of Florida State University where he studied Political Science, Religion and Criminology. He has been a reporter for the Floridian since January of 2021 and will start law school in 2024.

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