According to congressional candidate Chris Kelley, who is challenging Rep. Ilhan Omar for her district in the 2020 presidential election, the representative is “absentee landlord” in her home state, Fox News reported.
Kelly appeared on “Fox & Friends: First” with hosts Rob Schmitt and Jillian Mele Thursday where he said that from Omar’s own Somali community is frustrated with her “just everybody else I come in contact with patrolling the streets every day,” and that Minnesotans have been overall unsatisfied with the job that Omar has done in office in her less than one year tenure thus far.
“She’s traveling the world. She’s fighting the president on Twitter. She’s not doing anything in the district. And, I can say firsthand, the homelessness, the opioid problems, and other issues aren’t improving,” said Kelley, who announced an independent bid for the seat earlier this year.
Case in point: Omar responded to President Donald Trump’s tweet from his campaign manager about the Minneapolis mayor which said, “The radical Mayor of Minneapolis, @Jacob_Frey, is abusing his power in an attempt to block the President’s supporters from seeing him speak on Thursday.
“We refuse to be bullied by a left-winger resister & won’t let him stifle the speech of @realDonaldTrump or his supporters!”
Trump’s response was to take a jab at the mayor directly saying “The lightweight mayor is hurting the great police and other wonderful supporters. 72,000 ticket requests already. Dump Frey and Omar! Make America Great Again!”
The lightweight mayor is hurting the great police and other wonderful supporters. 72,000 ticket requests already. Dump Frey and Omar! Make America Great Again! https://t.co/ibTqvSbsbn
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 8, 2019
Omar responded to Trump’s comment saying, “Minnesota stands for peace, equity, and justice — everything you are against.
“While you spew hate, we will keep fighting for the America we deserve.”
Minnesota stands for peace, equity, and justice — everything you are against.
While you spew hate, we will keep fighting for the America we deserve. https://t.co/b3YQZx5Yow
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) October 8, 2019
Omar’s fight against Republicans isn’t relegated to the political, however. The first-term congresswoman who is going through a divorce is blaming Conservatives in the media as being partially to blame for her failed marriage to the father of her children, Ahmed Hirsi, according to The New York Post.
“Ilhan and Ahmed have been the object of speculation and innuendo from political opponents and the media,” Omar’s attorney said in a statement which was issued “on behalf” of Omar and cited by the Post.
“This has taken a significant toll on Ilhan, Ahmed, and their three children.
“As with all marriages, this is intensely personal and a difficult time for their family,” the statement added.
“Just like any other family navigating this kind of transition, Ilhan wishes to have their privacy respected for themselves and their children and will not be commenting any further.”
Written by Savannah Pointer.