Rep. Ilhan Omar slammed for claiming Supreme Court ‘has one of the lowest approval ratings’ for a government branch

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.

Gallup polling from this summer showed Congress with an 18% approval rating, compared to a 41% approval rating for President Trump and as high as 58% for the Supreme Court.

“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.

Several other people on Twitter joined in Hamilton’s criticism.

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