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    A Minneapolis-born college and professional basketball player told The Minnesota Sun and The Star News Network he is running for the GOP nomination to represent his city from Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District to unseat Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar. “I think Ilhan Omar’s in on it. I mean, I think she’s in on it with the globalists, the uniparty,” said Royce White, who was drafted in the first round by the Houston Rockets in the 2012 draft. “I think she’s a puppet for this entire agenda to undermine America as a nation and to usher in a new global authoritarian society.” White starred as a forward at Minnesota and later Iowa State, and in the 2011-2012 season for the Cyclones, he was an Associated Press All-American and the only Division I player to be his team’s leader in points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocked shots. The former All-American said he would represent his native Minneapolis with integrity. “Tell the truth. Really it’s that simple. All the status quo of our politicians does is lie. That’s the status quo. That’s their modus...
    Neil W. McCabe, the national political editor of The Star News Network, interviewed retired basketball player Royce White about his challenge to Rep. Ilhan Omar (D.-Minn.) for the state’s 5th Congressional District. The Republican House hopeful was a standout college player for Minnesota and Iowa State, and in the 2011-2012 season for the Iowa State Cyclones, he was the only Division 1 player to be his team’s leader in points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocked shots. White went on to have a professional career in the NBA after he was drafted in the first round, in addition to stints overseas and in the Big3 league. The Associated Press All-American said he will represent the district with integrity and he will put the district’s interests ahead of any globalist agenda. After the Minneapolis native announced his candidacy, the leftwing press started attacking him for his challenges in the family court and over his child support obligations. White said he is open about his situation and he welcomes the discussion. The courts ordered him to pay child support based on an NBA...
    The ugly clash following Rep. Lauren Boebert's attack on Rep. Ilhan Omar proliferated through the House GOP conference on Tuesday, with Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene calling fellow Republican Nancy Mace 'trash' after she condemned Boebert's anti-Muslim comments.  The latest round played out online, after Mace, a South Carolina Republican, condemned 'racist tropes' and 'disgusting comments' she said occurred on 'both sides,' following Boebert's comments about Omar – the first Somali American in Congress – who Boebert compared to a suicide bomber and called a member of the 'Jihad squad.' That defense of a Demoratic lawmaker did not sit well with Greene, who has clashed with lawmakers from both parties and had her committee assignments stripped after a House vote following her own incendiary comments.   [email protected] is the trash in the GOP Conference,' tweeted Greene. Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) defended herself online after fellow Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene called her the 'trash' of the GOP Conference 'Never attacked by Democrats or RINO’s (same thing) because she is not conservative, she’s pro-abort. Mace you can back up off of @laurenboebert or just...
    Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert on Monday claimed Ilhan Omar hung up on her during a telephone call to ease tensions after she joked about the Democratic lawmaker being a suicide bomber, and then went on to accuse her rival of being anti-American and a terrorist sympathizer. If the phone call was meant to smooth over an ugly row, the Colorado Republican's video message will only enflame matters. According to Boebert's account, the two demanded apologies of each other.  'I told Ilhan Omar that she should make a public apology to the American people for her anti-American, antiSemitic anti-police rhetoric.  'She continued to press and I continued to press back and then representative Omar hung up on me. 'Rejecting an apology and hanging up on someone is part of cancel culture 101.' It comes after Boebert was caught on video making an Islamophobic joke about sharing an elevator with Omar. '"Well, she doesn't have a backpack. We should be fine,'" Boebert recalled while addressing supporters during the holiday break. "And I said, 'Oh look, the jihad squad decided to show up for...
    Tom Williams/ZUMA Fight disinformation. Get a daily recap of the facts that matter. Sign up for the free Mother Jones newsletter.Footage of Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) making a racist comment about her colleague, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) surfaced this week. And Boebert is very sorry. Sort of. In a video shared on social media by Patriot Takes, a left-wing organization that posts unflattering videos of Trumpy political figures, Boebert tells a crowd the (dubious) story of what she calls a “jihad squad moment.” In this fib constructed to appeal to voters (I guess?), Boebert says she and Omar were sharing an elevator in the Capitol when a police officer ran toward them. Her bigoted punchline goes: “I look to my left, and there she is, Ilhan Omar. I said, ‘Well she doesn’t have a backpack, we should be fine.’ ” The crowd laughs and cheers. On Thursday, Omar, the first Somali American elected to Congress, responded—saying the anecdote was fake and calling the Colorado representative a “buffoon.” “Anti-Muslim bigotry isn’t funny & shouldn’t be normalized,” Omar tweeted. “Congress can’t be a place where hateful and...
    Colorado congresswoman Lauren Boebert apologized on Friday to the Muslim community for comments about Rep Ilhan Omar and the 'jihad squad,' noting that she has reached out to Omar's office. Boebert said in a statement to Fox News: 'I apologize to anyone in the Muslim community I offended with my comment about Rep Omar. I have reached out to her office to speak with her directly. 'There are plenty of policy differences to focus on without unnecessary distraction.'  Boebert sparked fury on Thursday when video emerged of her telling a 'backpack' joke to a crowd of supporters - recounting a supposed encounter that Omar quickly confirmed as a lie. Boebert, a 34-year-old gun rights activist and fervent Trump supporter, was speaking during what the website Patriot Takes said was a Thanksgiving gathering. Commanding the stage like a stand-up comedienne, she told the crowd: 'Actually I have an Ilhan story for you.'  Lauren Boebert, the Colorado congresswoman, was at an event where she told a story about Ilhan Omar, representative for Minnesota With the Stars and Stripes hanging behind her, Boebert tells...
    Stephen Maturen, Joe Raedle/Getty Images Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) called out Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) in a Thursday tweet, claiming that the conservative congresswoman “made up” a story filled with anti-Muslim tropes. “Anti-Muslim bigotry isn’t funny & shouldn’t be normalized. Congress can’t be a place where hateful and dangerous Muslims tropes get no condemnation,” Omar said on Twitter, responding to a video of Boebert that has since gone viral. Fact, this buffoon looks down when she sees me at the Capitol, this whole story is made up. Sad she thinks bigotry gets her clout. Anti-Muslim bigotry isn’t funny & shouldn’t be normalized. Congress can’t be a place where hateful and dangerous Muslims tropes get no condemnation. https://t.co/S1APT7RbqW — Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) November 26, 2021 In the video of Boebert, shared by a Twitter account PatriotTakes, the Colorado representative claimed she eased a Capitol Police officer’s worry about Omar by assuring them that “she doesn’t have a backpack.” “So the other night on the House floor was not my first jihad squad moment. So I was getting into an elevator with one of my...
    Rep. Ilhan Omar's latest remarks about Israel and Jewish members of Congress have sparked backlash, as the Minnesota Democrat expressed zero regret for comparing Israel to Hamas and the Taliban. In a CNN interview on Tuesday, Omar said she does not regret her tweet from earlier this month in which she lumped Israel, the U.S., Hamas, and the Taliban together. When asked if she knows why fellow Democrats – particularly Jews – found previous comments of hers about Israel to be anti-Semitic,  Omar accused them of not being "partners in justice" while claiming that she herself "knows what it feels like to experience injustice in ways that many of my colleagues don't." ILHAN OMAR TELLS CNN: ‘I DON’T REGRET EQUATING US AND ISRAEL WITH THE TALIBAN, BLAMES JEWISH LAWMAKERS The interview sparked swift backlash on social media. "Omar's comments draw on classic antisemitic themes about Jewish clannishness, the notion that Jews only look out for themselves. They're also plainly false," said Avi Mayer of the American Jewish Committee. "Jewish lawmakers have been on the front lines, fighting for human rights...
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday she will take no further action against Rep. Ilhan Omar for comparing the US and Israel to Hamas and the Taliban - and insisted she has 'the right to make that point'. 'I think that she clarified her remarks and we accept that, and she has a point that she wanted to make and she has a right to make that point,' Pelosi said at a press conference. 'There's some unease about how it was interpreted.'  'She made her clarification', Pelosi insisted before moving onto the next question. After her appearance, she posed for a photo and bashed Republicans by saying: 'Can you imagine those people though? How awful they are?'  The Democratic speaker responded after Omar said the US and Israel had committed 'unspeakable atrocities' like terrorist groups and sparked an intense battle within the party. The party has been thrown into disarray at the start of President Joe Biden's eight-day trip to Europe.  Rep. Rashida Tlaib blasted Pelosi and Democratic leadership for a statement they put out Thursday saying Rep. Omar was...
    Rep. Rashida Tlaib blasted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democratic leadership for a statement they put out Thursday saying Rep. Ilhan Omar was fomenting 'prejudice' by comparing the U.S. and Israel to Hamas and the Taliban.  'Freedom of speech doesn't exist for Muslim women in Congress. The benefit of the doubt doesn't exist for Muslim women in Congress,' Tlaib tweeted two hours later. 'House Democratic leadership should be ashamed of its relentless, exclusive tone policing of Congresswomen of color.'  Omar's comments earlier this week that the US and Israel were committing similar 'unthinkable atrocities' to terrorist groups has sparked a fierce internal battle between members of the progressive wing and senior leaders.  Omar accused her critics within the Democratic Party of whipping up 'Islamic hate against her' after they complained she was comparing atrocities committed by American and Israeli troops with those of terrorist groups.  The party has been thrown into disarray at the start of President Joe Biden's eight-day trip to Europe.  Beyond support from fellow Squad members Tlaib and  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Congressional Progressive Caucus also came out in defense...
    Former White House chief speechwriter Marc Thiessen blasted House Democrats for Rep. Ilhan Omar’s promotion to a foreign affairs committee leadership position, calling it "absolutely appalling." Thiessen, a Fox News contributor and a columnist at the Washington Post, made the comment on "America’s Newsroom" on Monday, calling the Congresswoman from Minnesota a "virulent anti-Semite" before pointing to several of her past statements. Omar, 38, now in her second term in Congress after initially being elected in 2018 and then reelected last year, is a native of Somalia who emigrated to the U.S. with her family as a teenager. On Thursday, Omar’s office confirmed she was named Vice Chair of the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Global Human Rights, which "has jurisdiction over disaster assistance; upholding and protecting human rights; and oversight of international health issues, maternal health and child survival, the American Red Cross, the Peace Corps, and regional lending institutions." VideoIn a statement, Omar, who previously served as a member on the subcommittee during the 116th Congress, said, "Upholding basic human rights around the world is a core...
    Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “The Faulkner Focus,” Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) sounded off on the Democrats’ push to remove Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) from Congress. This comes as several House Republicans want to remove Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) from her congressional committee assignments because of her antisemitic rhetoric. Biggs noted that Democrats have made “offensive or dangerous statements” while in Congress, whereas Greene was “overwhelmingly” elected after she made her statements. “The Democrats actually have the authority to remove Marjorie Taylor Greene from her committees, but, you know, we’re talking about statements that were made before she was even ever a candidate to Congress,” Biggs argued. “And that I think has some bearing here. … If you want to know how she feels, she will answer, and she will tell you how. And I think that’s appropriate. On the other hand, you have statements from Ilhan Omar, and actually from Nancy Pelosi or Maxine Waters, Representative Pressley — a whole plethora of folks while they are sitting here — that made offensive or dangerous statements as well. And we...
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has hit back at Senator Rand Paul after he - and fellow squad member Ilhan Omar - blasted the 31-year-old for getting the COVID-19 vaccine before frontline workers and the elderly. The Democrat socialist came under fire after she got the first dose of the vaccine Friday, with many accusing her of jumping the queue ahead of higher-risk Americans.    AOC defended her decision and slammed the GOP for downplaying the pandemic and undermining 'public faith in science, masks & COVID itself', which she said has created a need for lawmakers like herself to get vaccinated to try to build confidence in it.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has hit back at Senator Rand Paul after he - and fellow squad member Ilhan Omar - blasted the 31-year-old for getting the COVID-19 vaccine before frontline workers and the elderly. Pictured AOC getting the shot live on social media AOC defended her decision and slammed the GOP for downplaying the pandemic and undermining 'public faith in science, masks & COVID itself', which she said has created a need for politicians to try...
    REP Ilhan Omar has turned on fellow "squad" member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other lawmakers who have chosen to get the Covid vaccine before healthcare workers and the elderly. Ocasio-Cortez, 31, posted a video of herself getting the Covid jab to social media on Sunday, along with a brief explanation of how it works. 4Rep Ilhan Omar said she does not approve of Congress members getting the Covid vaccine before other vulnerable AmericansCredit: CNN 4AOC shared images of herself getting the vaccine to social media on SundayCredit: Instagram Omar called it "disturbing" that fellow members of Congress who are young and are not considered high-risk would get the jab before those who are the most vulnerable. "It's now clear that we don't have enough vaccines for everyone and there is shortage of supply," the Minnesota representative tweeted on Sunday, along with a clip from a CNN interview she gave on the topic. "We have to prioritize those who need it most. That's why it's disturbing to see members be 1st to get vaccine while most frontline workers, elderly and infirm...
    Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar's campaign has sent more than $2.7 million to her husband's political consulting firm for the 2019-2020 election cycle, according to a Fox News report based on Federal Election Commission data. What's going on? Omar's relationship with husband Tim Mynett has raised eyebrows for more than a year. In the summer 2019, reports surfaced that Omar was having an affair with Mynett, a political consultant who was working for her campaign. Both Omar and Mynett were married to other people at the time. After divorcing their spouses, the two tied the knot in March. Omar's relationship with Mynett sparked an August 2019 FEC complaint alleging she used campaign funds to pay for her affair. As reporters dug into Omar's FEC filings, they found that her campaign had spent hundreds of thousands of dollars with Mynett's firm, E. Street Group, LLC, during the alleged time of the affair. During the 2018 election cycle, when Omar won her first race for Congress, Mynett's firm received about $63,000 from her campaign. Since...
    Rep. Ilhan Omar said this week during a town hall event that the Supreme Court holds the lowest approval rating of the three branches of government, prompting many on Twitter to point out polls showing Congress with the lowest approval rate. "Of our three branches, the judiciary or the Supreme Court has one of the lowest approval ratings,” Omar said during a discussion with Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono in an immigration town hall event via video conference. “I think it’s, like, a 10% approval rating,” Omar added. Rep. Ilhan Omar: "Of our three branches, the Judiciary or the Supreme Court has one of the lowest approval ratings." pic.twitter.com/1G3Hm16lKr— The Hill (@thehill) October 31, 2020 Gallup polling from this summer showed Congress with an 18% approval rating, compared to a 41% approval rating for President Trump and as high as 58% for the Supreme Court. “I realize Ilhan Omar has never been big on facts or reality, but this is the exact opposite of true,” A.G. Hamilton wrote on Twitter. “Great deal or a lot of confidence in...
    ILHAN Omar has been slammed for "missteps, anti-Semitic remarks and finance issues" by her hometown newspaper as it endorsed her challenger. The Minneapolis Star Tribune backed Antone Melton-Meaux as its Democratic representative and said that he would be "the kind of leader who could unite a fractured district." 2Omar's local paper has gone against herCredit: Getty Images - Getty The paper continued that Melton-Meaux, Omar's opponent in the Democratic primary race for her seat, “brings a different sensibility to his race, one grounded in helping resolve disputes to move forward — a skill this country is much in need of… "While Omar wants to lead a movement, Melton-Meaux seeks to serve the Fifth District." The Star Tribune went on to voice its concerns with Omar due to her "missteps, anti-Semitic remarks and financial issues." "Omar's 2018 victory launched her into the national spotlight as the first Muslim woman and first refugee elected to Congress. "But her time has been marred by missteps, including remarks on Israel widely regarded as anti-Semitic, an outsized number of missed votes, and campaign-finance...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Former Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders has endorsed Minnesota’s Ilhan Omar for reelection to the U.S. Congress. On Thursday, Sanders released a statement on his endorsement of Omar, a Democrat who represents Minneapolisi in the U.S. House of Representatives. Here’s his full statement: “I’m very pleased to endorse my good friend, Ilhan Omar, for reelection to the United States Congress. “In the Congress today, there are a handful of true progressives – people who understand that their function is to stand up for working families, work to guarantee health care for all, ensure that nobody in this country goes hungry, and take on the greed of the fossil fuel industry. Ilhan Omar is one of those people. She is fighting for economic, racial, and environmental justice. “All the while, Ilhan has been subjected to more vile and racist attacks than any other member of Congress. But she’s responded with the kind of dignity that should make the people of her district proud. “Ilhan Omar is a woman of incredible strength. We...
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