Omar and Tlaib use their congressional status to say and do whatever they please. Actions and words have consequences. It should come as no surprise that Israel has denied them access to the country due to their anti-sematic views and rhetoric.

And let's be honest, they got what they wanted since it gives them yet another conflict to pursue in their never ending quest to control the news cycle. Had Tlaib truly wanted to visit her grandmother then she should would have accepted the terms set by Israel for her visit. Instead she again used it as a platform to spread more hate against Israel. Did anyone believe it would end any other way?

Omar certainly does not represent the values of most Minnesotans. Her constant criticism of the country that has given her freedom is quite embarrassing.

G. Boehmer

Brainerd