"They're more than willing to pose with Omar on magazine covers, but when she tried to talk about a truly hard topic, which is her job as an elected official, and her life was in danger, they kind of threw her under the bus". Ron Latz, whose district overlaps Omar's federal constituency, told The Hill.
Ilhan Omar is supposed to be in a fairly safe district having secured around 75% of the vote in her last go-round, but if some Minnesota Democrats have their way, she may be facing a significant primary challenge.More news: Confirmed! Alia, Ram Charan to feature in SS Rajamouli's next
"I'm asking not to rule out the history of this issue, but in the context in which this was said by Ilhan", she reportedly said during a Facebook thread discussing the violent history of the "dual allegiance" trope against Jewish people. Even if outside groups won't tolerate Omar's anti-Semitism, her direct constituents have shown they have no problem "questioning" Jewish leadership; they tolerated Rep. Keith Ellison for several terms, and he had direct ties to anti-Semitic hate preacher Louis Farrakhan.
Omar has provoked accusations of anti-Semitism against her with her chiding of Israel, suggesting at one point that it had "hypnotized the world" and prayed that Allah would "awaken" it. The controversy led to Democrats in the house passing a resolution condemning anti-Semitism and all other bigotry, although Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi claimed she was misinterpreted.More news: Another Amazon device is getting Apple Music support in the US
Minnesota's Jewish community is increasingly frustrated with the comments coming from Omar, saying they have actively reached out to the congresswoman to express their concerns.
Omar, like her fellow freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is in a good place to handle a challenger, though. Bobby Joe Champion and Minneapolis City Councilwoman Andrea Jenkins, according to The Hill.More news: AOC accuses Wells Fargo CEO of financing 'caging' of children at border