Ralph Nader: President Trump Apologize To Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib – Letter


Dear President Trump:

Last month, you demanded that the Israeli government exclude the entrance of two members of Congress, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, to Israel and the West Bank. These two legislators were performing their constitutional responsibilities for oversight of the Executive branch, its foreign policy and expenditure of funds.

Thousands of members of Congress have traveled to foreign countries unimpeded by any previous president. You are the only president who has ever delegitimized a branch of government in this manner. No president has even contemplated such a serious transgression, regardless of partisanship.

These two members of Congress may yet choose to visit Israel or other countries. You must publically apologize to them and all members of our legislative branch, admit your error, and pledge it will never happen again in your term.

You must erase your egregious, impulsive act from turning into a precedent thwarting Congressional visits to countries that do not meet with your approval—such as examining any potential violations of the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution regarding your personal or family business interests in other countries.

Your response is invited forthwith.


Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader is a politician, activist and the author of Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!, a novel. In his career as consumer advocate he founded many organizations including the Center for Study of Responsive Law, the Public Interest Research Group (PIRG), the Center for Auto Safety, Public Citizen, Clean Water Action Project, the Disability Rights Center, the Pension Rights Center, the Project for Corporate Responsibility and The Multinational Monitor (a monthly magazine).

3 thoughts on “Ralph Nader: President Trump Apologize To Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib – Letter

  • September 15, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    Ralph Nader does not understand he has lost his luster, but continues to scrape any barrel looking for attention.
    Israel had said: Ms. Tlaib can enter to visit her grandmother, who lives in the occupied West Bank. However, Ms. Tlaib declined on principle “under oppressive conditions stands against everything she believe in.”
    Israel has used the 2017 Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions law to deny entry to some foreign supporters of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.
    Secondly, Ms. Tlaib and Ms. Omar are both outspoken in their support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.
    It must be noted, the Democrat-majority United States House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to condemn last month.

    • September 16, 2019 at 4:45 pm

      Mr. Nader you must be kind, deff ore both. These two members of Congress expressed antisemitic expressions even to the degree of lsrael not having the right to exist as an independent country for Jews and Jews undermining the safety of America , and being disloyal to the US. The antisemitic carriage that they are spitting almost daily like prayers is vengeful and venomous. and lsrael has every right to keep them out of its borders. President Trump courageously expressed what every dissent person should think and say under these circumstances. You Mr. Nadler out to go and rethink about what you said about The president. He was absolutely correct.

  • September 16, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    Ralph Nader
    I suggest that you be more concerned about Omar’s comment about “some people did something” and her anti Semitic remarks than you are about President Trump calling her out for her unacceptable bias towards Jews and Israel.
    You have zero credibility.


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