Far-left Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) posted a video Sunday to her Twitter account from an event over the weekend where she was jeered by many attendees, but the clip was only a few seconds long and cut out the widespread boos that lasted for more than a minute.
Omar was booed as she stepped on stage at a Suldaan Seeraar concert at the Target Center in Minneapolis on Saturday night. It was the musician’s first time performing in North America. Some in the audience told her to “go home” and “get the f*** out of here.”
As videos from the incident went viral on social media Sunday afternoon, Omar posted two tweets from the event.
The first tweet was a picture of her on stage with the musician. “Welcome to Minneapolis Sultan,” she wrote.
The second tweet was a short video clip of her stepping on stage in which she cut the footage right when the booing started. “It was an honor to welcome you to our incredible city,” Omar wrote in that tweet.
It was an honor to welcome you to our incredible city. pic.twitter.com/mM77ZLVCYo
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) July 3, 2022
As Omar was introduced on stage with her husband, the crowd began to boo loudly.
Some other performers on stage told the audience, “don’t do this,” as they continued to boo Omar.
“Okay, okay, okay, okay, okay, we don’t have all night,” Omar said as the crowd kept booing.
Ilhan Omar got booed onstage at a concert featuring Somali singer Soldaan Seraar in Minnesota last night.
People in the crowd chanted "Get out!" & shouted "Get the f*ck out of here!". pic.twitter.com/sggii7h6sO
— Leftism (@LeftismForU) July 3, 2022
Watch Ilhan Omar get booed for a minute straight at a concert in Minnesota featuring a Somalian singer pic.twitter.com/aop1sWJSaS
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) July 3, 2022
Congresswoman Ilhan Omar was booed last night by thousands of the Minneapolis Somali community last night at a Somalia Independence Day celebration concert.
“Go home! Go home!” pic.twitter.com/40TPX4M4NA
— Rebecca Brannon (@RebsBrannon) July 3, 2022
The concert appeared to be part of Somali Week in Minnesota’s Somali community, which can draw crowds of tens of thousands of people.
Omar was recently in the news after she claimed that religious freedom in America was “dead” after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of a high school football coach who was told he wasn’t allowed to pray on the field in front of players.
“The Supreme Court just ruled that public school teachers can pressure students to join in prayer at public school events but can also retaliate against those that don’t join in,” Omar tweeted. “Religious freedom is dead in America.”
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) responded: “Every word of this is false.”
Earlier this year, Omar introduced a resolution that would subject U.S. citizens to being prosecuted by an international court. She did so all in the name of holding Russian President Vladimir Putin “accountable” for the actions of the Russian military in Ukraine.
“In the wake of reports of war crimes committed by Russian forces in Ukraine, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) introduced a resolution calling on the United States to become a full member of the International Criminal Court,” Omar’s office said in a statement. “The United States is one of a few countries that has not joined the International Criminal Court (ICC), which investigates war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocides.”
By joining the ICC, the U.S. would be subjecting itself and its citizens to the ICC’s jurisdiction. Omar effectively admits this in an op-ed, writing: “If we oppose investigations into countries, like our own, that haven’t joined the ICC, how can we support an investigation into Russia, another country that hasn’t joined the court?”
The Congressional Research Service noted that the U.S. “maintains that any investigation” by the ICC “is illegal because the United States is not a party to the Rome Statute and has not consented to the ICC’s jurisdiction.”