New Candidate Promises To Send Omar Packing
Rep Ilhan Omar is supposed to be representing Minnesota's 5th congressional district. But much like her fellow freshmen Dems, Omar has been doing a piss poor job as she continually forgets she is supposed to be representing Americans. From her 9/11 comment to her antisemitic feelings, it is amazing that she was elected into office. But Minnesotans that want to elect a Middle Eastern Refugee, now have a better choice in Omar's competitor, Dalia al-Aqidi.
"Dalia al-Aqidi, a journalist and former White House correspondent from Iraq, argues that since taking office in 2019 Omar has done nothing but seek to divide and undermine America and that despite apparent similarities with Omar, she is nothing like the freshman Minnesota congresswoman.
"On the surface, we look the same. We're both women, refugees, Muslims, but we couldn't be further apart," al-Aqidi said in announcing her run for office.
"The difference is that while Dalia has used her life experience to expose oppression and boost the U.S, Omar has done the opposite — stoking fear, inspiring hatred, inciting violence, and embarrassing the U.S.," her campaign website states.
"To put it simply, Ilhan Omar needs to be stopped," al-Aqidi argues."
"Al-Aqidi decried the use of identity politics on the campaign trail.
"Muslims, Christians, Jews are all Americans," she said while going on to blast Omar's past comments that have been labeled anti-Semitic.
"Every time she opens her mouth she says something either anti-U.S. or anti-Semitic," al-Aqidi said. Omar has apologized for past tweets about Israel that played on anti-Semitic tropes.
"As for her own platform, al-Aqidi says her main concerns are security at home and abroad, the economy – where she says President Trump is "doing great" – and education.
"I'm ready to fight and I believe that I could win," she said."
Watch Her Campaign Ad Below.
Minnesotans should jump at the chance to rid themselves of Ilhan Omar. I would hope they have learned from their mistake and change course voting for a candidate that actually appreciates America and understands patriotism. This should be the bare minimum for an American representative.