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Rep. Ilhan Omar Goes After Covington Catholic Students For ‘Taunting 5 Black Men’

On Tuesday, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) responded to President Donald Trump’s tweet, where he defended the Covington Catholic students, to say they were “taunting 5 Black men” before Nathan Phillips showed up and the now-infamous incident took place.

Omar’s assertion the students were harassing the “5 Black men,” however, is proven to be wrong through other videos taken before the viral incident.

The men, belonging to a group called the Black Israelites, were actually the ones harassing the group of teenagers. The men shouted the students were “crackers,” “faggots,” and “pedophiles.”

It was also not just the white students that received the ire from the Black Israelites, but also an African-American student. They called him the n-word and warned him that his white friends were going to steal his organs.

Omar’s other assertion of the Covington Catholic students shouting “it’s not rape if you enjoy it” is in heavy dispute as the video cuts off another student saying he does not attend their school. Other accounts have said to confirmed the identity of the student in question and assert he attends Owensboro Catholic High School.

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Julio has previously written for Independent Journal Review. He is currently a Military/Veterans Contributor for Townhall.com and serving in the Marine Corps Reserves.