Ilhan Omar is one of the most far-left members of Congress.
More and more Democrats see her radical views as a political liability this November.
And Ilhan Omar was furious when she found out Democrats were turning on her on this one critical issue.
Ilhan Omar is leading the Defund the Police movement in America.
But after the shellacking pro-Defund the Police Democrats took in the 2020 elections for the U.S. House, where Republicans won every toss-up race, most Democrats now view defunding the police as a dead issue.
But during a recent interview with MSNBC, host Mehdi Hasan asked Omar what she thought about members of her Party – including socialists such as New York Congressman Ritchie Torress – no longer supporting defunding the police.
“And how do you feel when you see even self-proclaimed progressives in your Party like New York Congressman Ritchie Torres saying that Defund the Police is ‘dead’ in New York City and where many Democrats, including the new Mayor, a former police captain, are loudly distancing themselves from the defund movement?” Hasan asked Omar.
Not only did Omar rip critics of defunding the police, but she also claimed there were numerous other problems in American society that should be funded instead of the police.
“When you see the rise in mental health crises, when you’re seeing domestic violence increase because of COVID and other measures, when you see so many people with addiction problems, and you see the level of homelessness we have in our communities, and you still say more resources shouldn’t be allocated to that, to keep our communities safe and healthy, I really don’t know what your point is in saying that you represent the most vulnerable in our communities. Because if you care about those who are vulnerable, then you have to do everything that you can to keep them safe,” Omar responded.
Of course, Omar’s comments are a tremendous political boon for anyone other than the radical Left.
After all, polls show defunding the police is wildly unpopular, as Americans value public safety.
But right now, thanks to soft-on-crime policies, Democrat-led cities are overrun with crime, with 12 cities setting murder records in 2021.
It’s gotten so bad that even far-Left radicals like Ritchie Torres are now speaking out in opposition to defunding the police.
However, it’s not just Ilhan Omar who refuses to back down from pushing to Defund the Police.
In a recent interview with Axios, Missouri Congresswoman Cori Bush said defunding the police should be a litmus test for the Democrat Party in 2022.
Republicans would love nothing more than to make the 2022 election a referendum on skyrocketing in crime in Democrat-led cities thanks to their lax policies.
And Democrats like Ilhan Omar are helping Republicans make that case perfectly clear to the American people.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.