Hi Jim,— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) January 8, 2020
I survived war as a child and deal with post-traumatic stress disorder—much like many who have served or lived through war.
It’s shameful that you as a member of Congress would erase the PTSD of survivors. pic.twitter.com/QdDBKDSOCS
If you can't view it, Rep. Jim Banks tweeted the following:
Rep. Ilhan Omar complained she’s “stricken with PTSD” because of recent events in the Middle East.
This is a disgrace and offensive to our nation’s veterans who really do have PTSD after putting their life on the line to keep America safe.
There's so much wrong there in just two sentences.
Not only does Jim fucking Banks, not have PTSD nor the credentials to diagnose someone with it or even speak about it, he's also incorrect in suggesting that only soldiers get PTSD. The disorder can occur in anyone who has been through something traumatic, and being a refugee, as Rep. Ilhan Omar is, is pretty much inherently traumatic.
Obviously by "stricken" Omar didn't mean she had come down with PTSD at that very moment, but was feeling the effects. What she probably meant was she had been triggered, but you can't fucking use that word anymore because of RIGHT WING SHITS WHO RUINED A SIMPLE CLINICAL WORD FOR THE REST OF US FUCK YOU VERY MUCH.
Why are people like Jim Banks allowed to be in charge.