"Maybe after she's visited Somalia for a while she might come back and appreciate America more"
Senator Rand Paul weighed in on the furor surrounding Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, suggesting that if she went back to Somalia for a while she might appreciate America more than she seemingly does now.
"I hear Rep. Omar say, 'Oh, America is a terrible place," Paul said during an interview with Breitbart on Wednesday.
"I thought there'd be justice but there's no justice here. It's like, she came here and we fed her, we clothed her, she got welfare, she got school, she got healthcare, and lo and behold she has the honor of actually winning a seat in Congress and she says we're a terrible country." Paul continued.
"I think that's about as ungrateful as you can get." the Senator urged.
Paul even offered to contribute toward a ticket for Omar to go back to Somalia.
"So while I'm not saying we forcibly send her anywhere, I'm willing to contribute to buy her a ticket to go visit Somalia." Paul noted.
"I think she could look and maybe learn a little about bit about the disaster that is Somalia, that has no capitalism, has no God-given rights guaranteed in a Constitution and has about seven different tribes that have been fighting each other for the last 40 years." he continued.
"And then maybe after she's visited Somalia for a while she might come back and appreciate America more." Paul concluded.
It is the same suggestion made by President Trump earlier this month.