Representative Ilhan Omar of “The Squad” has been slammed by her hometown newspaper, The Minneapolis Star Tribune, who now endorses her challenger.
Omar “Marred By Missteps”
Omar was slammed by the Minneapolis Star Tribune in an editorial, who attacked her for her “missteps, anti-Semitic remarks and finance issues.” They argued that her primary challenger, Antone Melton-Meaux would “be the kind of leader who could unite a fractured district.”
Melton-Meaux “brings a different sensibility to his race, one grounded in helping resolve disputes to move forward — a skill this country is much in need of,” the paper argued.
“While Omar wants to lead a movement, Melton-Meaux seeks to serve the Fifth District,” they continued.
While the newspaper noted that Ilhan Omar may have been the first Muslim woman and first refugee elected to Congress, “her time has been marred by missteps, including remarks on Israel widely regarded as anti-Semitic, an outsized number of missed votes, and campaign-finance issues,” adding that “it is just these kinds of ethical distractions that the Fifth District could do without.”
She Took No Responsibility, Newspaper Argues
The newspaper concluded that because Omar took “little responsibility for her rocky start,” and decided to blame her critics rather than inwardly reflect, they had to endorse her opponent.
“Melton-Meaux is the descendant of American emancipated slaves. His mother grew up picking cotton, and his father used service in Vietnam and the GI bill to put himself through college and lift his family into the middle class,” they argued. “Melton-Meaux fully grasps the needs of the diverse constituency he hopes to represent, and, if given a chance, is the kind of leader who could unite a fractured district.”
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Hopefully A Wider Trend So She Is Kicked Out!
The “missteps” and “issues” the newspaper mentions are, of course, numerous. In the 2020 election cycle so far, Omar’s husband’s firm received more than $1 million in payments. Omar has also been consistently, radically, anti-American, claiming that the left must begin the “dismantling” of the American political system. These are merely two of her recent problems!
Let’s hope that the newspaper reflects a wider sentiment within Omar’s community!
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