Minnesota Democrat Rep. Collin Peterson took a swipe at Congresswoman Ilhan Omar saying “she doesn’t belong in our party.”
Peterson was addressing past comments in which Omar dismissed the 9/11 terrorist attacks as “some people did something.”
He had previously come to her defense.
In an April interview, Peterson had explained where Omar might have been coming from.
“I think she was trying to say that some people in her community feel like they’re being targeted,” he said.
When confronted more recently, the Minnesota Democrat walked back his comments.
Ilhan Omar ‘Doesn’t Belong In Our Party’
In a video obtained by the New York Post, Peterson is questioned by a tracker for the National Republican Congressional Committee.
“Do you have any comment as to why you defended Ilhan Omar?” they ask.
Peterson responds by saying the Minnesota Squad member doesn’t belong with her Democrat colleagues.
“I don’t defend her,” he said. “She doesn’t belong in our party.”
NEW: So much for Midwestern nice. In a new video, Rep. Collin Peterson (D. MN) says Ilhan Omar “doesn’t belong in our party.” It’s unclear what provoked the out-of-nowhere broadside, with Peterson previously defending Omar’s 9/11 remarks.https://t.co/0cdLcYe25E
— Ebony Bowden (@ebonybowden) September 17, 2020
Contrary to the above tweet, it is plainly obvious what prompted the broadside.
Did Collin Peterson suddenly develop the moral courage to denounce the radical Omar?
No, of course not.
He’s trying to save his skin. Peterson, a 16-term incumbent, is in a district that President Trump won by over 30 points in 2016.
He’s currently in a dog fight with Republican Michelle Fischbach to retain his seat. Last month, a poll showed Fischbach with a 10-point lead.
“Pro Life Democrat” Congressman Collin Peterson Votes for an Abortion-Expanding Amendment
While Peterson voted for the measure, other Minnesota pro-life Congressmen Jim Hagedorn (MN-01), Tom Emmer (MN-06), and Pete Stauber (MN-08) all voted against it. pic.twitter.com/pdKB94HNGI
— Alpha News MN (@AlphaNewsMN) March 5, 2020
Is It Peterson or Omar Who Doesn’t Belong?
The Democrats have gone so far astray, playing footsie with radical socialists, that it’s difficult to say whether it is Omar or Peterson who doesn’t belong in the party.
Peterson, who opposed the impeachment of President Trump and is considered a ‘pro-life Democrat,’ is practically a dinosaur.
Presidential nominee and presumable party standard-bearer Joe Biden aligns himself more with Omar.
Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar says Joe Biden “is going to be responsive to the policy positions we are advocating for,” renews calls for “dismantling” policehttps://t.co/T9vO0kb9iK pic.twitter.com/OMzg21LRrz
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) September 13, 2020
Omar believes Biden “is going to be responsive to the policy positions we are advocating for.”
Biden’s running mate, Kamala Harris, is practically a Senate member of the Squad, ranking as the most liberal Senator of 2019.
In reality, it may be Peterson who is on the outside looking in at the most radical, pro-socialist, anti-American version of a party in the history of the United States.
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