Rep. Ilhan Omar is facing a rematch in the 2024 Democratic primary against former Minneapolis City Council member Don Samuels, who narrowly lost to her in the 2022 primary.
Samuels is criticizing Omar for making missteps and for condemning the Israeli government’s handling of the conflict with Hamas.
He believes that Omar is beatable and plans to focus on public safety issues. (Trending: Chilling Surveillance Program Under Biden Exposed)
“Ilhan hasn’t helped herself,” Samuels said.
“She has made missteps, even after the last race.”
“There are some folks who are coming because of what I am, who I am, and what I will do.”
“And some are coming because of what she’s done and what she’ll do.”
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) blasted her Democratic primary challenger in a post fter he seemed to suggest the congresswoman was not “attractive enough” to ignore the concerns of her constituents in comments on a podcast last week https://t.co/FL2M5voXRL pic.twitter.com/1Nv4coa1ZW
— The Hill (@thehill) November 29, 2023
“We have to remember that Israel is our ally,” Samuels said.
“Hamas is in fact a terrorist organization. But our number one allies are justice and peace.”
“Our congresswoman has a predilection to divisiveness and conflict,” Samuels added.
“The long tails of the George Floyd and COVID issues continue, with empty storefronts and empty strip malls because people don’t want to invest anymore. They don’t think it’s safe,” Samuels said.
On the other hand, Omar has highlighted her work in Congress and accused Samuels of taking contributions from far-right donors.
“Right-wing donors have targeted me since I first entered public life,” Omar stated.
“If we’re going to stop Donald Trump, we need record turnout, and I am confident in our ability to drive turnout, particularly in a presidential election year.”