Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) is known to be one of the Left’s favorite loud lawmakers. She has a reputation of constantly arguing with people on Twitter. But recently, she picked the wrong journalist to target.
It all started when Glenn Greenwald called out former CIA Director John Brennan for possibly violating the Logan Act which prohibits private citizens from conducting foreign possibly without permission from the US government. The journalist said the former director should not have condemned the assassination of Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh. Omar said tweeting about it wasn’t a violation of the law.
Greenwald pointed out that it seemed as though the Progressive was defending moderate Brennan. Omar didn’t like being called out, apparently.
This is a weird assertion make, at no point did I provide a defense for either.
This is simply ludicrous, but I am sure you knew that. https://t.co/1DfAS97Jnw
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) November 28, 2020
The journalist didn’t back down though.
You absolutely did. The principal argument against the Logan Act for decades is that it's so vague nobody knows what it includes, leaving it to FBI to unilaterally threaten dissidents.
You claimed it has clear definitional contours & know what it encompasses. That's a defense.
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) November 28, 2020
Not only did Omar defend Brennan, but she lied about it afterward to save face even though her words were there for the entire world to see. It was a weird position to take, and Greenwald was more than happy to call her out for it.
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