"They're more than willing to pose with Omar on magazine covers, but when she tried to talk about a truly hard topic, which is her job as an elected official, and her life was in danger, they kind of threw her under the bus".
"I'm asking not to rule out the history of this issue, but in the context in which this was said by Ilhan", she reportedly said during a Facebook thread discussing the violent history of the "dual allegiance" trope against Jewish people. Ron Latz, a representative from Omar's district. "But his comments make me believe otherwise as he has been very blunt on where he stands".
In particular, Jewish lawmakers want Omar to face consequences for her anti-Semitic language.
Minnesota Democrats are preparing to launch a primary challenger against embattled Rep. Ilhan Omar in the coming months; setting the stage for a high-stakes showdown following the Congresswoman's series of anti-Semitic and anti-Israeli statements.
Favorites to replace Omar include state Sen. She's also in a district that heavily matches her demographic.
It's typcally hard to replace an incumbent politician, even one as arguably polarizing as Omar, who in her first two months as a congresswoman has sparked contentious debates both as a country and within the party. Ocasio-Cortez had only a narrow victory over her Democratic opponent in her NY district's primary, and Rep. Rashida Tlaib, who has faced many of her own accusations of anti-Semitism, and also deployed the "dual loyalty" smear against some of her Congressional colleagues, got into office on a fluke, when the heir apparent for the seat in Congress was forced to drop out of the race.
Other problematic Democrats might be easier targets. A similar scenario may not happen twice in a row.