‘Squad’ Reps. Ilhan Omar and Cori Bush bashed over deleted Memorial Day posts

“Squad” Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Cori Bush (D-MO) are being criticized over Memorial Day sentiments they posted and then deleted that appeared to miss the mark on the holiday’s meaning, according to reports.

Memorial Day is celebrated each May to honor those who have lost their lives in the line of service. The Department of Veterans Affairs clearly distinguishes between Veterans Day, which honors all who have served, and Memorial Day, which honors those who have died. 

“On #MemorialDay, we honor the heroic men and women who served our country. We owe them more than our gratitude — they have more than earned access to quality mental health services, job opportunities, housing assistance, and the benefits they were promised,” Omar said on X in a post that has since been deleted, according to Mediaite.

“This #MemorialDay & every day, we honor our veterans in St. Louis. We must invest in universal health care, affordable housing, comprehensive mental health services, and educational & economic opportunities for our veterans as we work to build a world free of war and violence,” Bush’s now-deleted post read.

Both faced criticism from conservative commentary accounts online. 

Omar posted a different message about the holiday later in the day that focused on those who “selflessly sacrificed their lives in service to our country.”


“On Memorial Day, let’s say thank you to the brave men and women who selflessly sacrificed their lives in service to our country. Thank you to the families who also have sacrificed and have dedicated their time to ensuring their loved ones are remembered,” she posted on X.

The Washington Examiner reached out to the offices of Bush and Omar for comment.

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