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Congressman Biggs Introduces Resolution to Condemn Recent Statements Made by Representative Ilhan Omar

July 16, 2020
Press Release

GILBERT, ARIZONA – Today, Congressman Andy Biggs, along with Representatives Scott Perry, R-Pa., Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn., Andy Harris, R-Md., Chip Roy, R-Texas, Ted Budd, R-N.C., Ralph Norman, R-S.C., Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., and Debbie Lesko, R-Ariz, introduced a resolution that condemned recent statements made by Representative Ilhan Omar, condemned Members of Congress who advocate for Marxist policies, and reaffirmed a commitment to support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America.

Read the text of the resolution below:

Condemning Representative Ilhan Omar’s Statements

Whereas, on July 7, 2020 Representative Ilhan Omar said: “We are not merely fighting to tear down the systems of oppression in the criminal justice system. We are fighting to tear down systems of oppression that exist in housing, in education, in healthcare, in employment, in the air we breathe.”

Whereas, Representative Ilhan Omar continued: “As long as our economy and political systems prioritize profit without considering who is profiting, who is being shut out we will perpetuate this inequality. We cannot stop at the criminal justice system, we must begin the work of dismantling the whole system of oppression wherever we find it”

Whereas, Representative Ilhan Omar has a documented history of expressing anti-American sentiments;

Whereas, Representative Ilhan Omar and other Members of Congress continue to advocate for a Marxist form of government that is incompatible with the principles laid out in the founding documents of the United States of America.

Whereas, Karl Marx wrote in The Communist Manifesto that “[w]hen in the course of development, class distinctions have disappeared, and all production has been concentrated in the hands of a vast association of the whole nation, the public power will lose its political character. Political power, properly so called, is merely the organized power of one class for oppressing another”;

 Whereas, Marxism, in calling for the abolition of private property, does not represent equality or inspire justice, and is diametrically opposed to the sensible bounds that the framers of the Constitution established;

            Whereas, individuals, throughout the world, living under a Marxist form of government and a centrally planned economy experience unparalleled oppression and brutality at the hands of their government;

Whereas, these experiences show that the imposition of regulations by government over economic and noneconomic decisions kill our free society;

Whereas, these experiences demonstrate that the centralization of government power always produces the loss of freedom;

Whereas, the history of Marxism demonstrates the wisdom of the Founders’ understanding that no form of government can successfully control a system as complex as the free market; 

Whereas, the United States of America – despite its imperfect history – remains a beacon of hope and human liberty for millions across the world due to the freedoms and liberties afforded to the People and the system of limited government established under the Constitution;  

            Whereas, Members of Congress, in calling for the dismantling of this system of government and supplanting it with a Marxist form of government, are willfully and intentionally violating their oath to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States”;

Resolved, that the House of Representatives –

Condemns Representative Ilhan Omar’s statements;

Condemns Member of Congress who advocate for Marxist policies;

Reaffirms its commitment to support and defend the Constitution the United States of America.