Report: Democrats Seek 2020 Primary Challenger to Unseat Omar
Democrats are seeking a 2020 primary challenger in Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar’s district to unseat the Congresswoman after she repeatedly made anti-Semitic comments, according to Breitbart.
“Several Democrats” described Omar’s anti-Semitic comments as “the elephant in the room” and a distraction from the Democrats’ agenda for Congress and are seeking to remove her from office in 2020.
While, as Breitbart News is revealing here, there is an ongoing effort to seek out a primary challenger to Omar, it remains to be seen if the effort will be successful. Those involved in doing the searching for a candidate–top Democrats with national profiles and connections to senior leaders throughout the party–would only speak on condition of anonymity for this piece, and expressed their ongoing agony as this week in particular has dragged out to the point where Democrats finally passed a resolution out of the House late Thursday condemning hatred and bigotry.
One Democrat told Breitbart, “…To say that Democratic leadership doesn’t know what to do would be an understatement. They are in a state of total paralysis. Ilhan rode into Congress with Ocasio-Cortez, and is, unfortunately, becoming more and more popular along with her. Omar represents a faction of the party that is, frankly, anti-intellectual. Their flirtation with religious extremism exemplifies that. A primary challenge wouldn’t just be healthy, it’s absolutely necessary. The longer Ilhan Omar remains in office, the longer we lose credibility in calling out extremism in all forms. It is a total quagmire.”
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