Pete Hegseth had a strong response after outspoken freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar said President Trump's impeachment is "inevitable."

Omar (D-Minn.), the first Somali-born member of Congress, made the comments in a January Rolling Stone interview that was published this week.

"I believe that impeachment is inevitable," Omar told the magazine, calling it a "terrifying notion."

She said that Vice President Mike Pence is an ideologue, and his ideology is "more terrifying" to her and her constituents.

"And we have not had a full impeachment that removes the president from office," she added. "Nations struggle any time [they] overthrow a dictator, and Trump really has the markings of a dictator."

Omar, who has faced a backlash in recent weeks over what some have called anti-Semitic rhetoric, doubled down on the impeachment remarks on Twitter.


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"Boy, she sure is the gift that keeps on giving, isn't she?" Hegseth quipped on "Fox & Friends" Friday morning.

He noted that Omar's family fled Somalia to escape a civil war that was caused, in part, by a real dictator: Mohamed Siad Barre.

"He ran Somalia into the ground. And as a result, America opened its arms after that civil war and welcomed thousands, tens of thousands, of those people to our country, a place of peace and a place of Democratic values," Hegseth said.

He said all Americans should be infuriated that Omar has the audacity to suggest a lawfully elected U.S. president is a dictator.

"It's a lack of perspective about how special this country is, that we have a Constitution that's endured for 240 years," Hegseth said. 

"They're grasping at straws because they hate him. She was elected to hate him."

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