It's fair to say that ever since she ran for Minnesota's state legislature back in 2016, Congressional Representative Ilhan Omar has been subject to a long period of attacks by Republican politicians and their supporters.
In addition to President Donald Trump famously tweeting that she and three similarly-minded members of congress should "go back" to the countries of their lineage, Omar has also been the subject of an unfounded rumor that she once married her brother.
As ABC reported, these claims are not supported by her actual marriage license and divorce records and she has referred to them as "disgusting lies."
So when she makes a public statement, it's unfortunately become expected that either disparaging references to her ethnicity or this rumor will soon follow. However, it isn't just the conspiracy theory crafters among our population that seemed to balk at a recent suggestion of hers.