BIRDS OF A FEATHER: Somali Socialist Ilhan Omar Endorses Bernie Sanders for President
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), the Somalia-born Congresswoman whose offensive remarks against America and Israel have made her a reviled figure nationally, has officially endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) for President in 2020.
“Bernie is leading a working class movement to defeat Donald Trump that transcends generation, ethnicity, and geography,” Omar said in a statement released Tuesday night. “And it’s why I believe Bernie Sanders is the best candidate to take on Donald Trump in 2020.”
News of Omar’s endorsement came shortly after her cohort, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) announced her impending endorsement of Sanders’ presidential campaign:
Freshman Democratic congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will endorse Vermont Senator and Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in a campaign rally in Queens on Saturday, according to reporting Tuesday night from the Washington Post.
The formal endorsement places Ocasio-Cortez firmly in the camp of her fellow democratic socialist. AOC has become a symbol of the left wing of the Democratic Party often represented by Sanders, and it’s probably unsurprising that the rising Democrat star would align with Sanders, who she aligns closely on policy…
AOC’s endorsement could represent a potential game-changer in a race where Sanders has lingered solidly in either second or third place, stuck behind establishment Democrat Joe Biden by polling averages of around four or five percent. Ocasio-Cortez’s endorsement could play a role in broadening Sanders’ support to women voters and Democrats who plan to participate in the New York primary.
It is also expected that the other members of the socialist ‘Squad’ of freshman female lawmakers – Reps. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) – will endorse Sanders as well. The new faces of the Democratic Party are apparently circling the wagons behind an old, white man who has spent decades in Washington D.C.
Sanders is hoping that their support will give his campaign the shot in the arm it needs after he suffered a heart attack earlier this month:
The doctors who operated on the heart of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) earlier this week have confirmed that the Democrat presidential contender did in fact suffer a heart attack, despite widespread reports to the contrary.
In their official statement, the doctors noted that Sanders suffered from a “myocardial infarction,” which is the technical term for heart attack…
Despite the fact that Sanders suffered this heart attack, he claims he is fine and ready to get back on the campaign trail. He is not giving up his dream to become President and institute totalitarian socialism upon the masses.
“After two and a half days in the hospital, I feel great, and after taking a short time off, I look forward to getting back to work,” Sanders said in a statement following his release from the Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center.
Perhaps Omar supports Sanders’ presidential ambitions because the radically Islamic lawmaker knows that his quasi-communist policies would sink America immediately.