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Ilhan Omar was supposed to be the fresh new face of the Democrats. Instead, she’s quickly frustrating her own party — and now liberal constituents may be planning to oust her at the very next opportunity.
Omar, a Somali-born immigrant who came to the United States in 1995, made headlines when she became one of only two Muslims elected to U.S. Congress. But what could have been a success story has changed into a bit of an embarrassment for the Democratic Party.
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The Minnesota representative angered Jewish Americans, traditionally a solid Democrat voting block, by making a series of tone-deaf comments that were viewed by many as anti-Semitic and anti-Israel. The House was forced to pass a resolution speaking out generally against bigoted language, but many leaders on both sides of the political aisle expressed frustration that Omar hadn’t seemed to learn her lesson.
But that lesson could possibly cost the representative her job. A report from The Hill suggests that Democrats in Minnesota are searching for an alternative candidate to take on Omar in a primary challenge next November.
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“Some Minnesota Democrats, aghast at controversial comments made by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D), are taking initial steps to recruit a candidate to run against her in next year’s primary election, seeking to buck history in one of the nation’s most progressive legislative districts,” that outlet stated.
“Several party leaders said they have had discussions about finding a candidate to take on Omar, just two months into her first term in Congress,” that outlet continued.
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The 2020 election is still a ways off, but as we’re seeing with presidential candidates making announcements, parties are already gearing up for what will most certainly be a contentious political season.
But while the presidential race on the Democrat side is getting crowded, liberals who are fed up with Omar aren’t finding...
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