'Squad' member Ilhan Omar narrowly survives primary challenge from pro-police centrist candidate

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Incumbent "Squad" Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., has narrowly defeated her primary challenger, Don Samuels, in the race for the Democratic nomination to represent Minnesota's Fifth Congressional District on Tuesday, according to The Associated Press.

Samuels, a pro-police candidate and former Minneapolis City Council member, offered a more centrist policy approach and received key endorsements from leaders across the state, including from Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey.

Omar, a native of Somalia who was first elected to Congress in 2018, has had a political career marred in controversy.

As part of the infamous House "Squad," Omar, a former member of the Minnesota state House of Representatives, supported far left policies and has made questionable remarks throughout her short tenure in Congress about Israel.

In June 2021, Omar made headlines and garnered backlash from her colleagues when she claimed that America and Israel had committed "unthinkable atrocities" akin to the Taliban and Hamas.

Aound the same time, Omar accused Israel of committing "war crimes" following days of conflict between Israel and Hamas that saw thousands of missiles fired indiscriminately at Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.... (Read more)