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Ilhan Omar seeks to clarify call for 'not 1 dollar for DHS'


Added 02-10-19 07:29:01pm EST - “Freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar denied calling for full defunding of the Department of Homeland Security on Sunday, after tweeting what had appeared to be just such a demand.” - Foxnews.com

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Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., is denying that she is calling for fully defunding the Department of Homeland Security. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar denied calling for full defunding of the Department of Homeland Security on Sunday, after tweeting what had appeared to be just such a demand.

The Minnesota Democrat, who has been a harsh critic of DHS, and particularly its Immigration and Customs Enforcement arm, tweeted Friday, “#Not1Dollar for DHS.”

But, after Fox News reported that she had called for cutting funding to DHS, she subsequently claimed her tweet had advocated a freeze in the DHS budget, not a cut.

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