Ilhan Omar thought she was untouchable.
She could not have been more wrong.
Now Ilhan Omar’s bad judgment led her to make this big mistake that she instantly lived to regret.
Omar is a rock star with the Democrat base.
The Minnesota freshman Congresswoman embraces every trendy identity politics movement and socialist policy scheme.
But she also embodies the Democrats growing anti-Semitism.
Since entering Congress, Omar has claimed that Jewish donors used secret money to bribe American politicians to bend to Israel’s will and accused Jewish Americans of having dual loyalty to Israel.
Those scandals – piled on top of the controversies from her old tweets about Israel hypnotizing the rest of the world and allegations that she married her brother in order to commit immigration fraud – are leading many Democrats to think she is more trouble than she is worth.
And since members of the House of Representatives stand for re-election every two years, a party does not have to wait long to replace one of their controversial Congressional members.
In fact, Minnesota Democrats are starting to send out smoke signals that they intend to do exactly that.
Some Democrats in Omar’s district are searching far and wide to recruit a primary challenger to oust her in 2020.
“There’s definitely some buzz going around about it, but it’s more a buzz of is anyone talking about finding someone to run against her than it is anyone saying they’re going to run against her or contemplate it. There’s definitely talk about people wanting someone to run against her,” State Sen. Ron Latz (D) told The Hill.
Omar’s repeated anti-Semitic remarks are causing activists to re-evaluate their support as well.
Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas, released a statement blasting Omar for her bigoted remarks.
“Our community is exasperated by Rep. Omar’s unfulfilled promises to listen and learn from Jewish constituents while seemingly simultaneously finding another opportunity to make an anti-Semitic remark and insult our community,” Hunegs said in a statement.
Hunegs told The Hill that he met with Omar when her old tweets about Israel hypnotizing the world had first surfaced.
But he said he could not break through to her—which is evidenced by her repeated anti-Semitic remarks.
“Unfortunately, having the opportunity to speak with her about that point didn’t dissuade her making that statement,” Hunegs told The Hill. “We were appalled.”
While Democrats are looking for a primary challenger, there is no guarantee they will induce a candidate to enter the race.
However, that could change as the 2020 election approaches.
Donald Trump has repeatedly blasted the Democrats as the party of anti-Semitism, and if Democrats believe the anti-Semitic Omar is becoming the face of their party, they will toss her overboard.
No matter how popular Omar is with their base, if she turns into a stumbling block to winning the 2020 election, a Democrat will mount a primary challenge and the national party will do everything in its power to oust her.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.