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NBA Player Suggests Ilhan Omar Is on Turkish ‘Dictator’s Payroll’

NBA Player Suggests Ilhan Omar Is on Turkish ‘Dictator’s Payroll’

Boston Celtics player Enes Kanter slammed Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar Tuesday for failing to vote for a bill that would place economic sanctions on Turkey against Northern Syria Kurdish forces.

The Boston Celtics center and NBA star tweeted at the Minnesota representative Tuesday night, saying that it was “an absolute disappointment and shame” that Omar was the only Democrat who failed to vote for the sanctions.

The bill passed the House with strong bipartisan support in a vote of 403-16, according to the Hill.

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“What an absolute disappointment and shame that the only democrat who did NOT support the Turkish bill aiming to stop the killing of innocent people is @IlhanMN who seems like on #DictatorErdogan‘s payroll working for his interests, but not for the American people and democracy!”

Kanter is Turkish and has frequently criticized Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the Hill reports.

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