(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- Far-left Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar was snubbed by the Minnesota Star-Tribune this week when the popular newspaper endorsed her primary challenger. The newspaper not only endorsed her challenger, but slammed the extremist politician for failing to “unite” her district.
The snub, and the endorsement of her competitor, is a big deal. This is the biggest newspaper in the state and read by many of Omar’s own constituents. It is a huge boost to Antone Melton-Meaux, her Democratic challenger, who may still be left wing but doesn’t espouse the same extremist, anti-Israel, and even anti-Semitic ideas that Omar does.
“Whether it’s health care, criminal justice or affordable housing, Melton-Meaux appears progressive, but pragmatic. While Omar wants to lead a movement, Melton-Meaux seeks to serve the Fifth District.”https://t.co/P5NYINQJR6
— Antone Melton-Meaux (@Antone_MN) August 5, 2020
“Melton-Meaux brings a different sensibility to this race, one grounded in helping resolve disputes to move forward – a skill this country is much in need of,” the newspaper said. “Whether it’s health care, criminal justice, or affordable housing, Melton-Meaux appears progressive, but pragmatic. While Omar wants to lead a movement, Melton-Meaux seeks to serve the Fifth District.”
It’s politely put, but hugely damaging for Omar who has been in the spotlight of the national media since her election in 2018. The newspaper contrasted Omar’s constant efforts to abolish police departments and to advocate for a government takeover of the health care insurance industry, with Melton-Meaux’s more moderate approach to politics.
“It is these kinds of ethical distractions that the Fifth District could do without,” the newspaper said. “In the Editorial Board interview, Omar took little responsibility for her rocky start, instead largely blaming her critics and saying her failing was perhaps in not realizing what a ‘special unicorn’ she would be in Congress.”
Special, alright, but is that a good thing? Omar has been the center of attention and a high-profile member of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s squad for a couple of years now, but being a high-profile politician doesn’t mean you’re doing good things for your constituents.
Can she survive this?