Tucker Carlson said there are many things that Republicans could criticize about Rep. Ilhan Omar, but they're essentially "not allowed to" because of her identity.

Omar (D-Minn.) -- one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress -- has taken criticism in recent days for tweets that were deemed anti-Semitic.

Omar also made headlines with her over-the-top grilling of a White House diplomat and her criticism of USA Powerlifting's decision to bar a transgender women from competition.

Carlson noted that Omar, whose family fled civil war in Somalia when she was just eight, also supports radical proposals like the Green New Deal and abolishing ICE.

"There are things you could criticize about the congresswoman, but you're not allowed to criticize her," Carlson said.


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He cited a Politico piece that read, in part, "The GOP strategy risks a backlash — a party that has problems with women and minorities continues to focus its attacks on women of color."

"Not on women it disagrees with, but on women of color. Their color's the most important part to the people at Politico," Carlson said.

He noted that an MSNBC guest agreed with the sentiment on Tuesday, saying it's "not a great look" for conservatives to attack a female Democratic lawmaker of color.

"Her actual views are irrelevant. It's about her identity," Carlson said.

Watch the monologue above.


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