Congresswoman Ilhan Omar is taking identity politics to a whole different level.
Breitbart reports that at a rally organized by Black Lives Matter and other anti-Trump groups in Washington DC, activists rallied around a call to censure President Donald Trump for Omar’s polemical statement that “somebody did something” on 9-11.
The crowd of activists chanted “Hands off Ilhan” and then blamed President Donald Trump and Republicans for the rise of “white supremacy masked as white nationalism.”
Omar got a turn to speak at the event where she praised her homeland of Somalia and said that Trump and the Republican Party are responsible for attacks on synagogues and mosques.
Additionally, the freshman Congresswoman claimed that she is criticized because she is a Muslim woman.
In a mocking tone, Omar said “I also happen to be a refugee and immigrant from what they call one of the shithole countries.”
Omar added, “The reality is that shithole country raised a very proud, dignified person.”
The congresswoman had choice words for the United States saying that “This is not going to be the country of the xenophobics.”
She then forcefully proclaimed that this “is not going to be the country of white people.”
Finally, Omar highlighted that America “was founded on the history of Native American genocide, on the backs of black slaves but also by immigrants.”
However, Omar’s anti-semitic remarks and her dubious connections to certain Islamist groups have raised her concerns about her judgement.
For these reasons, some Democrats are considering putting up a primary challenge against her according to BLP reports.
Texas Political Establishment Attempts to Derail Shelley Luther’s Campaign
The special election for Texas’ Senate District 30 is on pace to be one of the most heated races in the Lone Star State.
At a candidate forum on September 18, 2020, Shelley Luther, the Dallas salon owner who was jailed for opening her business in defiance of Governor Greg Abbott’s shutdown order, confronted outgoing State Senator Pat Fallon.
Fallon vacated his seat and is now backing a successor in State Representative Drew Springer.
“We don’t want somebody who’s going to be at odds with our Republican governor,” Fallon said September 18 at the Grayson County Republican Women’s Club.
I didn’t support some of the things that he has done about opening up. … So, he’s made some mistakes. He’s our Republican governor, the 80/20 rule … because you’re not going to get any bills passed unless the governor signs them.
“Let me make something clear. I am accountable to my fellow citizens in Senate District 30. Not our Governor,” Luther responded on September 19 on Facebook:
This is exactly what is wrong with Austin. Our politicians are more loyal to Abbott than us, even when they disagree with him.
I will work with Governor Abbott when he is fighting to protect the liberty of Texans, and I will oppose him when he pushes unilateral dictates that shut down our local businesses.
Fallon and Luther had a tense exchange, which was caught on video.
“You want me to go all in on this race?” Fallon questioned Luther. “I have been 5 percent in on this race. You want me to go all in on it, I’m welcome to.”
“This has become a straight-up fight between Abbott and the ‘Kumbaya’ Professional Political Class vs. the grassroots and people who remember what limited government and principles should look like,” opined conservative activist Mike Openshaw.
“Respectfully, being willing to be jailed for fighting over-reaching government shows principle; that counts for something, Patrick,” Openshaw continued.
Luther has recently received endorsements from conservative Collin County Judge Chris Hill and Young Conservatives of Texas. Springer, on the other hand, received an endorsement from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, which asserted that Luther was going down a “far right” path.
A Republican is expected to carry the senate district, which may still require a runoff if the leading candidate does not get enough votes during the first round of the special election.
Election Day will be on September 29.
Luther is viewed as the truly conservative option and many believe she could help break the political status quo in Austin that has kept conservative legislation from ever being passed.
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