In an interview on MSNBC, Ilhan Omar made a comparison that is completely ridiculous and only shows how weak the impeachment case is against President Trump.
Omar compared President Trump to notorious mob boss Al Capone. She mentioned how they tried and tried to catch Capone on a number of things but they couldn’t really get him on anything because he always had an alibi. Ultimately, they put him in jail for tax evasion.
Here is how the interview went:
Melber: So to make sure I’m hearing you right on that; you would say, on say, the bigotry that you discussed before, the Mueller stuff, you would say, leave that out.
Omar: I think there are other opportunities, but right now we have a clear case, and I believe that we should follow this one. You know, I’ve used examples where you’ve had mob bosses who have committed atrocity after atrocity, have violated our criminal codes of conduct, and we got them on one narrow case, but they get to serve time. And what’s important right now is that for this particular president, that we know has many cases where we can impeach him on, that we focus on the one that the public is paying attention to and impeach him on that.
Melber: Congresswoman, it sounds like you are artfully making a comparison on the legal precedent to this president and Al Capone —
Melber: —without technically saying Al Capone.
Omar is saying that they are trying to get him on the case of bribing Ukraine to look into the Bidens in exchange for money. This is their best case that they have out of everything they’ve got, and we know that in reality, they have nothing. So if this is their version of Capone’s tax evasion, they’re in for a rude awakening.
Watch the exchange below: