Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN), Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, lambasted her fellow Democratic rep. Ilhan Omar, claiming that she does not belong in the Democratic Party, according to the Daily Wire.
When asked, “Do you have any comment as to why you defended Ilhan Omar?
Peterson retorted, “I don’t defend her. She doesn’t belong in our party.”
When asked to clarify his remarks, Peterson reportedly doubled down, saying: “She doesn’t belong in our party.”
“It’s unclear why Omar and Peterson have fallen out but his remarks may be an attempt to distance himself from the progressive left flank of his party as he braces for a brutal challenge from GOP candidate, former Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Michelle Fischbach,” The Post added.
“Peterson’s criticism of Omar follows that from establishment Democrats who in conversations with The Post have privately dismissed the House’s famous ‘Squad’ of female lawmakers as ‘activists’ rather than legislators who can work across the aisle.”
The executive director for the pro-Israel Lawfare Project, Brooke Goldstein, highlighted Omar’s record of anti-Israel and anti-Semitic comments last year during an interview with Tucker Carlson.
“Yes, she has commented on Israel, but she has built a career on attacking American Jews,” Goldstein told Carlson.
“She has said that American Jews control Congress. She has insinuated, for example, that Jews have dual loyalty.”
More from The Daily Wire:
Omar has a history of being sympathetic towards radical Islamists, including:
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Advocating for leniency and “compassion” in the sentencing of men who were convicted of trying to join ISIS
Calling for a senior Muslim Brotherhood member to be released from jail in Egypt
Voting against a bill that allowed insurance companies to deny life insurance payouts to terrorist’s families
Saying that she was “outraged” that Trump killed Iranian terrorist general Qassem Soleimani—who was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of American soldiers.