(NewsReady.com) – Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) is facing a tough primary. Her opponent is outraising her by millions of dollars. Now, her buddy Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is going to bat for her, despite her problematic past.
During a Livestream for the Minnesota congresswoman’s campaign on August 2, AOC claimed Omar is facing a primary challenger because she is “damn effective.” The freshman Democrat went on to say the “Squad” members all faced challengers because “power” is fighting back.
In reality, Omar is facing a fight because her opponent, Antone Melton-Meaux, believes the congresswoman isn’t representing the district she’s supposed to be serving. He pointed out she missed 40 votes in 2019 and has “one of the worst attendance records.”
And then, there’s the anti-Semitism. Omar has a long track record of making disparaging comments about Jewish people.
The NY representative also insinuated Melton-Meaux is being funded by Wall Street, when, in fact, he’s had a lot of donors from pro-Israel groups who are horrified by Omar’s history.
As much as AOC claims to be about inclusivity and progressivism, her continued support of someone like Omar tells the real truth.
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