Dem Rep. Omar criticized for asking for leniency in ISIS case

OAN Newsroom
UPDATE 8:25 AM PT – Sat. January 26, 2019

A freshman Democrat representative is again coming under fire, after appearing to support a group of potential ISIS terrorists.

Reports on Saturdays said, Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar asked a judge in 2016, to show leniency toward nine men charged with planning to join ISIS.

Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., conduct a news conference in the Capitol on January 10, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) (CQ Roll Call via AP Images)

The men had been taken into custody in 2015, in a plot to buy fake passports and travel to Syria to join the Islamic state.

One of the men said during the trial, he was not going to Syria to pass out medical kits or food, but was going “strictly to fight and kill on behalf” of ISIS.

The report comes just a day after Omar came under fire, for accusing president trump of backing a coup in the socialist-led country of Venezuela.