Minnesota Democrats are preparing to launch a primary challenger against embattled Rep. Ilhan Omar in the coming months; setting the stage for a high-stakes showdown following the Congresswoman’s series of anti-Semitic and anti-Israeli statements.
“Some Minnesota Democrats, aghast at controversial comments made by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D), are taking initial steps to recruit a candidate to run against her in next year’s primary election, seeking to buck history in one of the nation’s most progressive legislative districts,” reports The Hill.
“There’s definitely some buzz going around about it, but it’s more a buzz of is anyone talking about finding someone to run against her than it is anyone saying they’re going to run against her or contemplate it. There’s definitely talk about people wanting someone to run against her,” said state Sen. Ron Latz, a representative from Omar’s district.
“Our community is exasperated by Rep. Omar’s unfulfilled promises to listen and learn from Jewish constituents while seemingly simultaneously finding another opportunity to make an anti-Semitic remark and insult our community,” added the executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota.
Read the full report at The Hill.