Keith Ellison (D) won his bid to become Minnesota’s next Attorney General with four points to spare, proving that not all allegations of domestic violence are treated the same in this country. Of course, his old seat in Congress was up for grabs and it was won by Ilhan Omar, widely lauded by the press for the various “firsts” she represents as a young, female, Muslim member of the House. But in a move that’s starting to sound common among Democrats, some of the promises and claims she made during the campaign immediately became null and void once she secured election.
The Free Beacon reminds us that Omar faced criticism for being too anti-Isreal and supporting the BDS movement to punish the Jewish state. She flatly denied those allegations, saying that the BDS movement was “not helpful” in reaching a two-state solution to the Mideast peace process. But as soon as they finished counting the votes, Omar’s real beliefs were revealed.
Minnesota Democrat Ilhan Omar came out against the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement during her campaign, but after winning election, she now says she “supports the BDS movement.”
Omar, a Muslim Somali-American elected last week to replace outgoing Rep. Keith Ellison (D., Minn.) in the House, fought accusations that she held anti-Israel views during her campaign. As part of that effort, she told a group of Jewish voters in the state that she opposed the economic boycott of Israel, calling it “counteractive” and “not helpful in getting that two-state solution.”
But Omar’s tune has changed since winning the election. In an interview published Sunday by MuslimGirl, Omar said she “supports the BDS movement.”
Isn’t that interesting? Omar is clearly on record having told a group of Jewish voters that BDS was “counteractive” and that she didn’t support it. But now her campaign has released a statement saying, “Ilhan believes in and supports the BDS movement, and has fought to make sure people’s right to support it isn’t criminalized.” So now we have yet another Democrat who has been exposed as a blatant liar on the campaign trail, saying whatever she needed to say in order to win her election.
Are we starting to see a pattern emerge here? Perhaps you recall Democratic candidate Tedra Cobb, who was caught on tape saying she supported a gun ban but couldn’t tell the voters that because she would lose her election. (Narrator: She lost by fifteen points anyway.) And then there was Kirsten Gillibrand who, during a debate with her opponent this fall, looked straight into the camera and vowed (twice!) to serve out her full six-year term if re-elected. Less than 48 hours after her opponent conceded she was on television mulling a 2020 presidential run “seriously.”
This collection of lying liars who tell lies should really be more disturbing to the American voting public and to the press. (Oddly, the media is willing to talk about the President telling tall tales every hour of the day, but you don’t seem to hear a peep out of them about these Democrats, do you?) Or perhaps people honestly aren’t disturbed about it anymore. Maybe we’re just so used to our politicians lying to us by this point that they simply assume they can get away with it and not pay a price at the polls next time around. In at least some cases, they appear to be correct. And that’s kind of sad.