Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) plans to reintroduce a bill next week that would create a federal agency to independently investigate police killings and in-custody deaths.
Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) reacted Sunday, suggesting, “I say we investigate her” as Omar promoted a Minnesota Freedom Fund bail bond link last year to help protesters and or rioters with their bail.
Fox News reported:
The eight-member board would be appointed by the president to carry out investigations into police use of force and issue findings and determinations of responsibility.
Under Omar’s bill, if police departments don’t follow through on the board’s recommendations, their federal funding could be cut.
“This is going to be a proactive board that does the work on behalf of our country in trying to make sure that these agents of the law are taking their oath seriously and that the work they’re doing is work that helps communities feel safe,” Omar told KARE 11 in Minnesota. Continued Below
Omar said the new agency would be modeled after the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), which investigates major traffic, train and airline accidents. “It’s an existing agency. It’s one that works,” Omar said in the Friday interview. “And we believe our criminal justice system needs an agency like that.”
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene reacted on Twitter Sunday, writing, “@IlhanMN wants police investigated by a federally funded board appointed by the President.
“I say we investigate her involvement with BLM and riots in MN that caused $1-2 billion in damage to 1,500+ properties. Omar shared the MFF bail bond link that let rioters out of jail,” she pointed out. Continued Below
Rep. Ilhan Omar tweeted:
Yep, that's exactly what the National Police Misuse of Force Investigation Board would do. I'll be reintroducing my bill on this next week. https://t.co/GkjKmABZ73 https://t.co/9K2tsDRSfJ
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) April 20, 2021
In an email to supporters on April 14, Omar’s team announced her plans to reintroduce the National Police Misuse of Force Investigation Board Act and described how the legislation was needed to hold law enforcement officers accountable, per Fox News.
“This legislation is an important step in stopping the disturbing pattern of police violence,” Omar’s campaign team wrote in soliciting support for her bill. “But we need a groundswell of grassroots support to make sure this bill becomes law.”
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s tweet:
.@IlhanMN wants police investigated by a federally funded board appointed by the President
I say we investigate her involvement with BLM and riots in MN that caused $1-2 billion in damage to 1,500+ properties.
Omar shared the MFF bail bond link that let rioters out of jail.
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) April 25, 2021
In March, Rep. Greene also called out then- California Senator Kamala Harris (D) and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), saying that they “raised money to bail out BLM/Antifa domestic terrorists from jail after they literally committed violent crimes and riots,” wondering, “Who should be expelled?”
Uh oh and so did this US Congresswoman.@IlhanMN
Giving aid and comfort to enemies.
Definitely grounds for expulsion.
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) March 19, 2021
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