Rep. Ilhan Omar said this week during a town hall event that the Supreme Court holds the lowest approval rating of the three branches of government, prompting many on Twitter to point out polls showing Congress with the lowest approval rate.
“Of our three branches, the judiciary or the Supreme Court has one of the lowest approval ratings,” Omar said during a discussion with Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono in an immigration town hall event via video conference.
“I think it’s, like, a 10% approval rating,” Omar added.
Rep. Ilhan Omar: “Of our three branches, the Judiciary or the Supreme Court has one of the lowest approval ratings.” pic.twitter.com/1G3Hm16lKr
— The Hill (@thehill) October 31, 2020
“I realize Ilhan Omar has never been big on facts or reality, but this is the exact opposite of true,” A.G. Hamilton wrote on Twitter. “Great deal or a lot of confidence in institutions: SCOTUS – 40%, Congress- 13%, Presidency- 39%.”
Hamilton also pointed out that previous polling has shown Omar’s favorability rating to be much lower than the Supreme Court’s in the past.
In fact, Ilhan Omar herself has a -21 approval rating (25% favorable vs 46% unfavorable): https://t.co/4N6RZnqeu5
While The Supreme Court has a +10 approval rating (53-43):https://t.co/NNzSy9MBpH
— (((AG))) (@AGHamilton29) October 31, 2020
Several other people on Twitter joined in Hamilton’s criticism.
Well 2 things here.
1: shockingly Ilhan Omar is wrong – it has the highest approval rating.
2- the Supreme Court thankfully doesn’t care about ratings. They only care if laws are constitutional. https://t.co/NDJFBYeUp9
— Doug Gorman (@DougGorman1) October 31, 2020
So as of End of September, SCOTUS had a 53% approval rating. As of yesterday Rasmussen says 51% approve of @realDonaldTrump. Let’s check Congress: at end of Sept it was 18%.@IlhanMNyou are as bad a liar as @joebiden. https://t.co/JQLJJdESBc
— Chip Abernathy (@92agz) October 31, 2020
Congress has a 17-19% approval rating at the moment. That’s very high—It has dropped to single digits MANY times before. Pretty sad for a group of direct representatives for the American people. It’s that low because of Reps like Omar and Senators like Hirono. https://t.co/wVbGuavdFK
— Matthew Patthew (@MattPatt528) October 31, 2020
Ilhan Omar is wrong, as usual. The Supreme Court has a higher approval rating than both congress and the executive. https://t.co/wVkbGZ6cXz
— Hurleyville 2020 🐺 (@LawAndFooty) October 31, 2020
Omar and Hirono also discussed the recent confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett, which Hirono deemed “illegitimate,” and Omar described Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as “masterful in the way he carries out his cruelty.”
*story by The Washington Examiner