Veterans set Ilhan Omar straight after she pushes for major GI Bill change
If Rep. Ilhan Omar had her way, it looks like she would take one of veterans’ most cherished benefits and expand it to include everyone, no military service necessary.
Unfortunately for the Minnesota Democrat, it doesn’t look like the Americans who have earned their GI Bill benefits are willing to go along with that plan.
The insulting proposal comes from an article Omar tweeted Feb. 6.
“Imagine what it would do for our country and those who live here if we were to take the ethos behind the original GI Bill and apply it to everybody — canceling all student debt and making public colleges, universities, and vocational schools tuition-free,” Omar quoted from the AlterNet piece.
Obviously, expanding that program to cover everybody didn’t sit well with many people.
“This really shows how little you know,” one veteran wrote on Twitter. “The GI bill wasn’t free. I received the GI bill for proudly serving 11 years in the Army National Guard. I would completely agree that anyone who is willing to do that should also receive this great benefit.”