Tomi Lahren is getting her due after tweeting her latest lie. The Fox News pundit appears to be even more anti-Islam than she is anti-LGBT, but fulfilled her true goal of following her leader, President Donald Trump, in his attacks on Democratic Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar.
As she tends to do, offering zero context or background, Lahren out of the blue falsely claimed that “the Left” is standing up for Rep. Omar by saying “we MUST be tolerant of Sharia Law” including “oppression/stoning of gays.”
To be clear, not a single word of what she says is true or accurate.
And she ties her lies into Democratic presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg‘s attacks on Vice President Mike Pence‘s long and ugly history of anti-gay beliefs, policies, and positions.
Explain your logic.
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) April 14, 2019
There is literally zero basis for this obvious lie.
No one on the Left is calling to support Sharia law, or calling to stone LGBTQ people.
Rep. Omar, on her campaign website, has an entire page devoted to the “Fight for LGBTQIA+ Rights.”
“The LGBTQIA+ community’s struggle did not end with the legalization of same sex marriage. People in the queer community are disproportionately affected by the same issues we all experience—lack of access to housing, education, and healthcare; violence; workplace discrimination; among many others. I will fight in Congress to uplift the voices of the LGBTQIA+ community, and especially when that intersects with other marginalized identities.,” she says.
There is no evidence Rep. Omar supports or is an adherent of Sharia law, and she has specifically said it is “laughable” to think it would come to America.
The fear of Muslims implementing Sharia in the US is laughable. We make up less than 1% of the US pop. & have only 2 members in congress. https://t.co/khaEaVDSr6
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) June 10, 2017
NCRM reached out to the Congresswoman’s office but did not receive a response by press time.
Here’s how some responded to Lahren’s lie:
Ignorant racists like you pushing this fantasy that Sharia law is coming to America is one of the reasons Ilhan and so many other Muslims get death threats. You should be ashamed of yourself. https://t.co/CNvGr74I2U
— Thor Benson (@thor_benson) April 15, 2019
Now Tami, show where ‘the left’ says you must be tolerant of ‘Sharia Law.’
Go ahead Tami, we’ll wait.#MakingShitUpForRageClicks
— JamesFromTheInternet (@JamesFTInternet) April 15, 2019
This is a blatant lie. Show proof that this has ever been said by the left. Quit spreading fear, hate and lies! You should be ashamed of yourself. You cannot win an argument based on evidence and fact, so instead you spread malicious and dangerous lies! https://t.co/Wgixlih7YQ
— Tawne Osborn (@tawneosborn) April 15, 2019
“The Left stands up for @IlhanMN” True because she’s usually right. “and says we MUST be tolerant of Sharia Law!” WAAH!? Who said that? Ptomaine pushes the same mentality that caused the massacres at the Pittsburgh synagogue and the mosques in Christchurch & Quebec.
— Diogenes of Covfefe (@DiogenesLamp0) April 15, 2019
I feel dumber for having read your tweets
— Sandi Bachom (@sandibachom) April 15, 2019
Imagine being so stupid that you can’t come up with substantive arguments against the left’s policy ideas, so you resort to smearing and straw manning others. Can’t relate.
— Ryan Guardado (@ryan_guardado) April 15, 2019
Exactly what I often say. Pence’s “Christian Sharia” is no different. And zero Dems are tolerant of Shaira law. Or Pence’s Theocracy.
— Glenn Barnes (@gbarnes911) April 15, 2019
You just make shit up. Seriously, you’re shameless.
— bob clendenin (@bobclendenin) April 15, 2019
Umm…show us Tomi where Ilhan has ever supporterd Sharia Law. You’re also arguing that anyone can arbitrarily reference any part of Christianity and claim they support the state enforcing it…which guess what? The Quran & Bible are pretty similar.
— the bean sidhe 🧚🏻♀️❄️ (@SidheSaidWhat) April 15, 2019
Pls tell me when and who said we must be tolerant of Sharia Law? Pls tell me Tomi what is Sharia Law & if ALL Muslims abide by the exact same interpretation of it? I await your response.
— Ken Padgett (@trngchief11) April 15, 2019
It seems like only you are saying that, @TomiLahren.
Explain your logic. https://t.co/VDstq9sN2e
— Natalie (@NATty_l1ght) April 15, 2019
The HRC endorsed Ilhan Omar.https://t.co/9nIH0hIFAf
— 𝕬𝖓𝖌𝖎𝖊 𝕸𝖔𝖔𝖓🌙 ⓥ (@msangiemoon) April 14, 2019
— Patrick Petty (@psquared2490) April 15, 2019
We respect Congresswoman Omar’s freedom of religion. We do not respect VP Pence’s decision to be a hateful asshole. It’s pretty easy to understand unless, of course, you’re hateful too. https://t.co/MfHXR7V4aX
— Kevin Timm (@Kevin_Timm) April 15, 2019
Host: We asked 100 Leftists what they want most in America, top 5 answers are on the board.
Tomi: *Smashes buzzer* Sharia Law!
*Steve King clapping in the background*
Host: Show me Sharia Law!
Board: X https://t.co/Rcg8Avgl9G
— Curtis Fric 🌹✊ (@CurtisFric) April 15, 2019
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Marco Rubio: ‘Not a Crime’ to Break Federal Law by Taking Top Secret National Security Documents From the White House
In a rare Fox News moment, host Bret Baier reported that many are concerned about the lack of Republican “alarm” over Donald Trump absconding with at least 15 cartons of documents and other items, some of which were classified, or even “top secret” classified, and storing them in his suite at Mar-a-Lago, compared to the massive coverage the media gave the Hillary Clinton email story.
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), who is the Ranking Member on the Intelligence Committee, and also serves on the Foreign Relations Committee, responded by saying “it’s not a crime” to break federal law – the Presidential Records Act of 1978, in this case, by removing the documents or flushing them down the toilet.
It seems odd that the Ranking Member of the Senate Intelligence Committee would be unaware of federal laws about retention of presidential documents, especially handling of classified and top-secret national security documents.
The Florida Republican also suggested Trump had turned over all the missing documents, which is false.
Rubio began by claiming he doesn’t know what’s true because “they” have made up so many stories about Trump “over the years.”
He goes on to suggest, apparently erroneously, that Hillary Clinton’s treatment of classified documents was pleaded in a federal court case.
Rubio: The documents that were at Mar-a-Lago by all accounts were turned over. Look if the process wasn’t followed then there needs to be something that happens about that. It’s not a crime I don’t believe pic.twitter.com/gFMxqSBxHE
— Acyn (@Acyn) February 14, 2022
‘That’s a Lie!’ MSNBC’s Hayes Destroys Kayleigh McEnany for Blatantly False Claim About Trump’s COVID Tests
MSNBC host Chris Hayes on Thursday night played a clip of then-White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany discussing former President Donald Trump’s timeline of COVID-19 test results after he was diagnosed with the virus last year.
Hayes played the clip during a report on former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows’s claim that Trump tested positive for COVID-19 on Sept. 26, prior to his first debate with President Joe Biden.
“All of the evidence points to Trump having COVID, knowing he had COVID, and spending a week spreading it around while covering it up and refusing to admit he’s sick,” Hayes concluded.
He went on to recall that after Trump finally announced he had COVID on Oct. 2, White House officials were “so sketchy” about when he had last tested negative — and then he played the clip of McEnany “trying to evade this simple question” on Oct. 4.
McEnany was responding to a reporter’s question about whether Trump had been tested prior to the debate on Sept. 29, or before a fundraiser in Bedminster, New Jersey, on Oct. 1.
“I’m not going to give you a detailed readout with timestamps of every time the president is tested,” McEnany said. “He’s tested regularly, and the first positive test he received was after his return from Bedminster.”
“Again, I’m not giving a detailed readout of his testing, but it’s safe to say his first positive test was upon return, or at least after, Bedminster, that trip,” McEnany added.
“That’s a lie. We now know, that’s a lie. That clip there is a lie,” Hayes said, recalling that at the time, “the squirrelliness around this was hard to ignore.”
PBS News White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor agreed, saying, “When I watched Kayleigh lie there, it just reminded me of all the different times she lied, so many times, from the podium, from the White House lawn, from the stakeout location where she is in that clip.”
“It really just underscores that this was an administration that was never really playing it straight with the American people,” Alcindor said.
Trump Issues Stunningly False Statement Criticizing Biden for ‘Attack’ on US Oil Reserves
Donald Trump, the disgraced, former president who is reportedly planning a third campaign, on Tuesday released an exceptionally false statement criticizing President Joe Biden for taking action to combat increasing gas and home heating oil prices.
President Biden Tuesday morning announced he has authorized 50 million barrels of oil to be sold from the U.S. Strategic Oil Reserves, a move that should help lower oil and gas prices that have risen because of OPEC+ policies. Biden is making the move in conjunction with similar moves by five other countries: China, India, Japan, South Korea and the U.K.
“We expect the industry to be passing through these savings to consumers as quickly as possible,” a White House official said, as The Wall Street Journal reports.
“The president stands ready to take additional action, if needed, and is prepared to use his full authorities working in coordination with the rest of the world to maintain adequate supply as we exit the pandemic,” the White House added.
Trump, in a statement released to the press, outright lied about Biden’s move, and about his own performance and that of other U.S. Presidents.
“For decades our Country’s very important Strategic Oil Reserves were low or virtually empty in that no President wanted to pay the price of filling them up. I filled them up three years ago, right to the top, when oil prices were very low. Those reserves are meant to be used for serious emergencies, like war, and nothing else,” Trump falsely claimed.
As The New York Times’ Peter Baker notes, the Strategic Oil Reserves (technically the Strategic Petroleum Reserve,) were far from empty when Trump took office, but they were far less full when he left:
Strategic Petroleum Reserve on the day Trump took office: 695 million barrels
Strategic Petroleum Reserve on the day Trump left office: 638 million barrelshttps://t.co/P4esCfDbNB
— Peter Baker (@peterbakernyt) November 23, 2021
That’s not the only lie Trump told.
The Strategic Petroleum Reserve is authorized to hold up to 714 million barrels (in 2009 it was 727 million barrels), so they were nearly full when Trump took office. He also exposed his ignorance about how the federal government “buys” the oil. The oil is effectively traded to the government as payment (royalties) for drilling leases so presidents not wanting to “pay the price of filling them up” is false as well.
Here’s a graph from the U.S. government showing how many barrels of oil are in the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserves, starting in 1980. At no time were they “low or virtually empty,” not ever. The chart is highlighted to indicate the day Trump was sworn in to office:
The Reserves have been tapped about 20 times since they were first created in 1975, including to reduce the deficit in 1996 and 1997, in 2011 during the Arab Spring, and as loans to oil companies.
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