Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) blasted Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) over her reaction to the Supreme Court’s decision to rule in favor of praying high school football coach Joseph Kennedy; Omar says religious freedom is dead in America —when it’s actually the opposite.
“The Supreme Court just ruled that public school teachers can pressure students to join in prayer at public school events but can also retaliate against those that don’t join in. Religious freedom is dead in America,” Omar tweeted.
Cuz was quick to point out that Omar’s reaction wasn’t exactly the truth.
“Every word of this is false,” Cruz tweeted.
Omar’s claim was picked apart by The Daily Wire:
The congresswoman’s first claim accused the court of allowing teachers to “pressure” students to join in public prayer. In contrast, the ruling was limited to Coach Kennedy’s personal freedom to pray publicly.
Omar also claimed public schools could “retaliate” against students who don’t join in prayer with teachers. The ruling did not offer any information regarding the treatment of students for a school staff member who chooses to personally pray at the conclusion of a football game.
The congresswoman’s conclusion that religious freedom is dead in America is the opposite of the case’s conclusion. Kennedy instead acknowledged that the court ruling in his favor was a win for religious freedom.