Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has a problem: so does the Democratic Party. Her refusal to quell her obvious anti-Semitic bias as well as her disgustingly insensitive comments on the 9-11 terrorist attacks, characterizing the tragic events of that day as “some thing some people did,” have led to an opening rift between moderate Democrats and the party’s rapidly leftward-shifting mainstream.
Evidence of this internal turmoil has recently come to light, as two Democrats have reportedly rejected campaign donations made by the Representative from Minnesota.
Sign of Omar’s toxicity in battleground Congressional districts.
McBath, McCready, who else? https://t.co/n2gSbApylY
— Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) April 17, 2019
Rabid anti-Semitism, long accused of being a far-right wing problem, is alive and well in the mainstream Democratic Party!
Democrat Rep. Lucky McBath REJECTED a contribution from anti-Semite Ilhan Omar.
The left is imploding under Nancy Pelosi.
Anti-Semitism has NO PLACE in the halls of the United States Congress.
— ACT for America (@ACTforAmerica) April 17, 2019
The Democrats who rejected Omar’s donations are rightly receiving applause for their decision:
Good for Rep. Lucy McBath rejecting a campaign contribution from Rep. Ilhan Omar.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) April 17, 2019
Fox News has an article which further delves into the Democrat Representatives’ thoughts and motivations for rejecting Rep. Omar’s funds.
“At least two Democrats have reimbursed the campaign contributions made by Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., who has been at the center of numerous controversies since she was sworn in as a freshman congresswoman last January.
North Carolina’s 9th congressional district candidate Dan McCready refunded $2,000 to Omar in March after she donated to his campaign last November ahead of the 2018 midterms, WSOC reported Wednesday.
A spokesman for McCready told the news station he’d refunded Omar’s contribution because ‘he believes there is no place for divisiveness in politics, and McCready did not feel it is appropriate to accept the donation.’
A winner still has not been declared in the 9th congressional district race, which became ensnared in accusations of absentee ballot fraud after Election Day.
Rep. Lucy McBath, D-Ga., also rejected Omar’s $2,000 donation that was made March 27.
The Washington Free Beacon initially reported McBath was one of two Democrats in Congress who did not disclose the contributions made by the Minnesota congresswoman in their quarterly fundraising reports. Members of McBath’s campaign, however, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution they didn’t disclose the donation because they’d decided to reject it.”
As is the case with just about anything that happens in politics, consideration for one’s constituents and voter base always weighs heavily upon decision-making. The Daily Wire’s Ryan Saavedra alluded to as much in an article about the refunded and rejected Omar donations:
“‘McBath’s rejection of the donation is more important than it may sound,’ the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. ‘The Sixth District has a significant Jewish population – particularly in Sandy Springs and east Cobb County.'”
The bottom line here is that Democrats are going to have to make a choice ahead of next year’s Presidential and general elections: Are they going to be the party of anti-Semitism and anti-Americanism, as Rep. Ilhan Omar clearly represents, or are they going to turn back toward rationality and away from the Freshman Congresswoman’s vile attitude toward Americans.