Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has more than just Republicans to worry about.
Apparently, frustrated Democrats are working behind the scenes to find a primary challenger to get the freshman lawmaker out of Congress.
“Several party leaders said they have had discussions about finding a candidate to take on Omar, just two months into her first term in Congress,” the Hill reported.
However, the Democrats have not found a good challenger yet.
State Sen. Ron Latz (D) told the Hill there is “definitely some buzz going around about it, but it’s more a buzz of is anyone talking about finding someone to run against her than it is anyone saying they’re going to run against her or contemplate it. There’s definitely talk about people wanting someone to run against her.”
Omar has repeatedly come under fire for anti-Semitic remarks.
In a now-deleted tweet, Omar claimed Israel had “hypnotized” the world and asked Allah to open people’s eyes to the nation’s “evil.” In a recent tweet, she claimed Congress’ support for Israel was “all about the Benjamins,” using a classic anti-Semitic trope.
She never seems to learn her lesson either.
In a statement, Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas, said the Jewish community is “exasperated” by Omar’s anti-Semitism.
“Our community is exasperated by Rep. Omar’s unfulfilled promises to listen and learn from Jewish constituents while seemingly simultaneously finding another opportunity to make an anti-Semitic remark and insult our community,” he said.
It seems even Democrats now agree.