Move over Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democrats are gushing over this newly-elected Rep.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been hogging the spotlight.
She makes one gaffe after another and it’s like watching a train wreck.
But there’s another newcomer to Congress that Democrats love even more.
Ilhan Omar is the first Muslim woman elected to Congress.
She replaces Keith Ellison, who was also a Muslim Progressive that openly expressed support for groups such as Antifa.
Omar believes in gun confiscation, free education, free healthcare, and even free rent for everyone.
She may be more radical than Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
The Star Tribune reports:
Ilhan Omar will be sworn into the U.S. House of Representatives at a time when liberal-leaning newcomers like her are pushing for more influence in shaping the party’s agenda.
Since the midterm elections, the Congressional Progressive Caucus has negotiated with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi for its members — particularly freshmen — to have more committee chairmanships and spots on powerful panels usually reserved for more seasoned members, such as Ways and Means.
This wave of enthusiasm is creating a big opening for incoming freshmen like Omar, who are usually relegated to less influential committee assignments. It’s also altering the dynamics of Congress, where the roughly 95 members of the new progressive caucus will have the largest voting bloc among House Democrats.
Omar was recently elected to a leadership role in the caucus, a position that will give her more influence, but that is nearly certain to draw more criticism.
While Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is taking much of the flak (and rightfully so), Ilhan Omar is trying to fly under the radar.
Democrats are continuing to give radical socialists positions of power in government.
Ilhan Omar is the Congresswoman that every Trump supporter should keep an eye on.