House Rep. Ilhan Omar is not one of those individuals. When participating in an interview with the left-leaning Deconstructed podcast, Omar shared exactly how she felt. Per the congresswoman’s own words, she believes arresting Republicans who entered the impeachment hearing is a sound course of action.
Omar’s statements read as follows:
“It is obnoxious to me that none of them were arrested or are going to find themselves in trouble for the security breach that they did. It took an hour and a half to re-secure that room, while they still refused to leave.”
— Rim-Sarah Alouane (@RimSarah) October 24, 2019
Omar then went on to admonish GOP lawmakers for taking their cell phones with them into the hearing.
“The idea that somebody would go into a room like that with their cell phone still on them, realizing how sensitive the information that is in that room is, is obnoxious.”
Democrats gathered in the Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF); this facility does not permit cell phones on its premises.
Will GOP Lawmakers Face Arrests?
At this time, there is no evidence to suggest that Republican lawmakers will face any arrests for yesterday’s events.