Embattled Rep. Ilhan Omar abruptly unloaded on Barack Obama during an interview published in Politico Friday; slamming the former President for “caging kids” and “droning of countries around the world.”
“We can’t be only upset with Trump. … His policies are bad, but many of the people who came before him also had really bad policies. They just were more polished than he was,” Omar told Politico. “And that’s not what we should be looking for anymore. We don’t want anybody to get away with murder because they are polished. We want to recognize the actual policies that are behind the pretty face and the smile.”
“I don’t believe that tiptoeing is the way to win the hearts and the minds of the people,” she added. “I get saddened by some of my freshman colleagues who can’t understand that within their districts the idea of Medicare for All is extremely popular. The Green New Deal is a very popular idea in their districts.”
Read the full interview at Politico.