Omar calls Trump hosting G-7 at Doral 'disturbing'

Omar calls Trump hosting G-7 at Doral 'disturbing'
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Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarOmar fires back at Trump over rally remarks: 'This is my country' Trump attacks Omar for criticizing US: 'How did you do where you came from?' Democrats scramble on COVID-19 relief amid division, Trump surprise MORE (D-Minn.) is sharply criticizing the announcement that next year's Group of Seven (G-7) summit will be held at Doral, President TrumpDonald John TrumpOmar fires back at Trump over rally remarks: 'This is my country' Pelosi: Trump hurrying to fill SCOTUS seat so he can repeal ObamaCare Trump mocks Biden appearance, mask use ahead of first debate MORE's Miami golf resort, calling it another example of Trump using his office to line his pockets.

"It is quite disturbing to see a president have a complete disregard for the rule of law, for tradition, for our Constitution and just blatantly enrich himself and his family," Omar told Dean Obeidallah on Thursday evening on his SiriusXM radio show.

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"We can’t continue to look the other way — we must do everything we can to hold him accountable," she added.

Trump announced Thursday that the G-7 meeting would be held at Trump National Doral Golf Club in Florida, drawing heat from Democrats who say it represents a clear conflict of interest. 

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiPelosi: Trump hurrying to fill SCOTUS seat so he can repeal ObamaCare House lawmakers reach deal to avert shutdown Centrist Democrats 'strongly considering' discharge petition on GOP PPP bill MORE (D-Calif.), in a tweet, cited the Emoluments Clause, a provision in the first article of the Constitution that states the president cannot accept gifts or payments of any kind from foreign governments. 

Omar also went after the GOP, criticizing its continued support of Trump, despite the growing Ukraine scandal, which has led House Democrats to launch an impeachment inquiry.

"We see a lot of them so focused on their self-preservation … [in] their protection of this president, their protection of his Cabinet members, their protection of his corrupt children," Omar said. "We don't see them working to protect this democracy. We don't see them working to uphold the rule of law."

She continued: "We don’t see them pushing for the type of transparency and accountability that they often time talked about and were used to hearing them talk about [when it came to President Obama]."