This March 12, 2019, file photo shows Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., listening as Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Russell Vought testifies before the House Budget Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
Mr. Carlson, who previously called Ms. Omar “a symbol of America’s failed immigration system,” started by praising the lawmaker’s story as an American success.
“She became a citizen, then went to work for the state university. A few years later, she became a member of Congress elected by voters who are proud to see an immigrant succeed,” Mr. Carlson said. “Omar is now at the age of only 36, one of the most powerful women in America. It’s an amazing story really. Only in this country could it have happened.”