Omar: Trump address reads 'as if a coequal branch of government doesn't exist'

Omar: Trump address reads 'as if a coequal branch of government doesn't exist'
© Greg Nash

Reps. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarIlhan Omar accuses Meghan McCain of trafficking in 'anti-Muslim smears and hate speech' Sanders wins endorsement of top Muslim group Omar endorses progressive Georgia Democrat running for House seat MORE (D-Minn.), in a tweet sent during President TrumpDonald John TrumpComey responds to Trump with Mariah Carey gif: 'Why are you so obsessed with me?' Congress to get election security briefing next month amid Intel drama New York man accused of making death threats against Schumer, Schiff MORE’s State of the Union address, called out Trump and the Republican-controlled Senate for failing to take up bills passed by the House addressing climate change, drug prices and immigration.

“The President (and the GOP Senate) have ignored House-passed bills to:

- Lower drug prices
- Fight corruption
- Secure our elections
- Rejoin the Paris Agreement
- Protect DREAMers
- Address gun violence

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He’s giving a speech as if a coequal branch of government doesn’t exist,” Omar tweeted Tuesday evening.

The tweet followed a moment earlier in the speech when Democratic members of Congress chanted “3 H.R.,” in reference to House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiCongress to get election security briefing next month amid Intel drama New York man accused of making death threats against Schumer, Schiff Twitter, Facebook split on manipulated Bloomberg video MORE’s (D-Calif.) signature bill that would allow Medicare to negotiate drug prices. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellTop GOP super PAC spent money on NC Democrat Everytown plans ad blitz on anniversary of House background check bill Kentucky state official says foreign adversaries 'routinely' scan election systems MORE (R-Ky.) has refused to put the bill up for a vote in the upper chamber.