Ilhan Omar Mocks GOP Rep’s AR-15 Defense, Accuses Republicans of Being Willing to Say Anything to ‘Keep the NRA Blood Money Flowing In’

U.S. House Rep Ilhan Omar (D-MN) mocked U.S. House Rep Ken Buck (R-CO) for his defense of AR-15s in a quote tweet tonight.

The Recount shared a clip of Buck speaking during today’s Judiciary Committee hearing on gun control in a tweet.

“An AR-15 is a gun of choice for killing raccoons before they get to our chickens,” they quoted Buck as having said.

In the quote tweet, Omar lamented, “Jesus Christ, Republicans will literally say anything to keep the NRA blood money flowing in.”

Buck also quote tweeted The Recount and said, “Modern Democrats think farmers and ranchers defending their livelihoods is a joke.”

When a left-wing Iowa media personality tweeted a meme mocking Buck, he responded in a quote tweet, “Post all the comic book memes you want. This is where your food comes from.”

Buck followed that up by pointing out, “On a personal note, I’m always amazed how much more progressives on Twitter know about rural Colorado than I do.”

Buck also later declared in a tweet, “Democrats are using the shootings in Buffalo, Texas, and Tulsa to push for more gun control—even though they know this legislation wouldn’t have prevented any of these recent tragedies and won’t make any of us safer.”