Democrats Actively Making Plans To Topple Ilhan Omar And Nominate New Candidate

“There’s definitely talk about people wanting someone to run against her.”

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Minnesota Democrats are done with Rep. Ilhan Omar and among other items, her string of comments about Jews and Israel.

Many are very angry and offended and are reportedly considering stopping her next nomination and running a different candidate in her place.

Favorites to replace Omar include state Sen. Bobby Joe Champion and Minneapolis City Councilwoman Andrea Jenkins, according to The Hill.

Omar has provoked accusations of anti-Semitism against her with her chiding of Israel. She suggested at one point that it had “hypnotized the world” and prayed that Allah would “awaken” it.

She divided the Democratic Party last week over a resolution that was first meant to condemn anti-Semitism but became a reprimand against virtually every form of discrimination.

Those who want Omar replaced are looking for someone to contest her nomination and have been meeting to discuss that objective, The Hill reported Thursday.

“There’s definitely some buzz going around about it, but it’s more a buzz of is anyone talking about finding someone to run against her than it is anyone saying they’re going to run against her or contemplate it,” Democratic state Sen. Ron Latz, whose district overlaps Omar’s federal constituency, told The Hill.

“There’s definitely talk about people wanting someone to run against her.”

Minnesota’s Jewish community is increasingly frustrated with the comments coming from Omar, saying they have actively reached out to the congresswoman to express their concerns.

The Hill explains:

Omar met with Hunegs last month, after her initial remarks received widespread condemnation. She has continued to meet with Jewish leaders both in Minneapolis and Washington, a spokesman said.

“Unfortunately, having the opportunity to speak with her about that point didn’t dissuade her making that statement,” Hunegs told The Hill in an interview Wednesday. “We were appalled.”

Some Democrats are eyeing Bobby Joe Champion, a state senator who has served in the legislature for a decade. Others hope to entice Minneapolis City Councilwoman Andrea Jenkins, the first openly transgender African-American woman elected to public office in the United States.

“I’d be pretty uncomfortable supporting Rep. Omar right now, given what I’ve learned about her since the election and given her apparent inability to stop insulting Jews,” said Latz, who represents the city of St. Louis Park, home to a large Jewish population, and who supported Omar’s chief rival in the 2018 Democratic primary.

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“Over the course of about two hours, we shared with her our concerns for things, including language that has references and meanings beyond just the meanings of words,” said Latz of a coversation last year. “Tropes, dog whistles — call them what you will. We explained to her how hurtful, and factually inaccurate, they were.”

The conversation, according to Latz, was meant to help Omar better understand longstanding tropes against Jewish people, but did not appear to go well.

She just will not listen. Her comments even prompted two votes in the House condemning anti-Semitism, as well as other forms of hate speech. Bur Omar seems to just dig in further.

Frankly, I was hopeful she’d grow in office a little, and understand the media platform she has,” Latz stated. “Instead, she keeps repeating her mistakes, if you can call them that.”

Get the popcorn!

 

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