Minnesota Democrats Want To Topple Omar And Nominate New Candidate

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Moderate Minnesota Democrats are already looking for ways to primary Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) over comments she made that some construed as anti-Semitic.

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State Sen. Ron Latz (D), who represents part of Omar's district and has accused her of making herself look like "a pariah", said there's "definitely some buzz going around" about a challenger. Bobby Joe Champion and Minneapolis City Councilwoman Andrea Jenkins, according to The Hill.

On Full Frontal With Samantha Bee, Democrats became the target of Bee's wrath for their response to Republican criticism of Rep. Her comments struck many, including some of her Democratic colleagues, as anti-Semitic tropes, including that suggestion that Jews might have dual allegiances, to their home country and Israel or some other entity. The resolution did not mention the freshman congresswoman by name. But Omar's constituents are not pleased with their new representative and plan to do something about it.

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Hunegs told The Hill that he met with Omar last month to discuss why her comments were offensive to the Jewish community.

"When I talk about places like Saudi Arabia or Israel or even now with Venezuela, I'm not criticizing the people", Omar said in a recent appearance on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah." Ocasio-Cortez had only a narrow victory over her Democratic opponent in her NY district's primary, and Rep. Rashida Tlaib, who has faced many of her own accusations of anti-Semitism, and also deployed the "dual loyalty" smear against some of her Congressional colleagues, got into office on a fluke, when the heir apparent for the seat in Congress was forced to drop out of the race.

"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", he said.

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