La. congressman said he'd buy tickets for congresswomen to leave
BATON ROUGE (AP) - Louisiana Republican Congressman Ralph Abraham says he'll pay for four minority congresswomen to leave the country, piggybacking off comments by President Donald Trump.
Trump tweeted Sunday that the "progressive" Democrat congresswomen should go back to the "broken and crime infested places" they came from. He said they hail from countries whose governments are the most inept in the world.
The comment was directed toward U.S. natives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib and naturalized citizen, Ilhan Omar, who fled Somalia in 1992.
News outlets report Abraham tweeted Monday that the congresswoman have said anti-American and anti-Semitic things. The gubernatorial candidate said he'd pay for their tickets out of this country if they just tell him where they'd rather be.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
More street lighting coming to Tigerland after student struck, killed crossing road
Quiet court program to erase traffic tickets abruptly put 'on hold'
College students challenge strangers to water gun fight amid summer heat
Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office gets plate-reading patrol unit to track down criminals
Edwin Edwards reacts to passing of former Governor Kathleen Blanco