‘She’s gone too far’: Heavily-funded GOP challenger confident after Ilhan Omar’s call to defund cops

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If ever there was a moment to determine if the American people have a limit when it comes to the insanity on the left, Minneapolis may soon answer that question.

Amid what was admittedly a troubling scene of a police officer pinning George Floyd down with a knee to his neck — according to the official autopsy, Floyd had fentanyl in his system and was in cardiac arrest — radical Democrats have gone overboard in trying to capitalize on the incident.

The Minneapolis City Council has voted to disband the police department, and Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn, who represents the city, jumped on board the runaway cultural revolution train by calling for defunding the police.

Her Republican opponent, Lacy Johnson, appeared on “Fox & Friends” to say Omar’s push to defund the police is “dangerous” and “reckless.”

“It’s just a quick, unthinking type of solution that goes along with her way of thinking and her way of doing business, and I think it’s just a bad idea all the way around,” he said of his radical left opponent.

Johnson is confident that he will climb a “political Mount Everest” in the November election and defeat Omar.

One of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress in 2018, Omar has been a lightning rod for controversy, be it her mocking Americans over fears of al Qaeda, or her personal life, which included claims that she married her biological brother in an attempt to allegedly commit immigration fraud, to having an affair with a political consultant who she has steered hundreds of thousands of campaign dollars to — she divorced her husband to then quickly marry the consultant.

A member of the infamous “squad” of four radical freshman Democrats, Omar called the Minneapolis Police Department a “cancer.”

“The Minneapolis Police Department is rotten to the root, and so when we dismantle it, we get rid of that cancer, and we allow for something beautiful to rise, and that re-imagining allows us to figure out what public safety looks like for us,” she said.

The liberal media has successfully established the narrative that racially-driven police brutality is rampant in America, though statistics do not bear this out, and Democrats have pushed all-in on vilifying law enforcement.

In addition to saying that defunding the police doesn’t deal with root-cause issues like education and the economy, Johnson doesn’t believe Omar’s stance reflects the views of her district.

“Some of us know a lot of these officers personally and know that maybe 99.9% of them are good officers, so we want to work with everybody to bring everyone together and bring everybody to the table to get them solved,” he said.

“So she’s gone too far off-center,” Johnson added. “In fact, she’s gone all the way off the road into the ditch on that particular idea.”

President Donald Trump endorsed Johnson last month.

“And I’m endorsing you also Lacy, you truly deserve it,” he said in retweeting a post from the candidate. “You are doing a great job, and Omar is a disaster who wants much higher taxes, hates our Military & our Vets, demands Open Borders, and is fighting to take away our great 2nd Amendment. Good luck Lacy!”

 

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1257286796523814914?s=20

The Star-Tribune reported at the time Johnson “raised a surprising $1.1 million in his bid to unseat Omar.”

But he has his work cut out for him, as the paper noted that the heavily Democratic district has not elected a Republican to Congress since the 1960s. Omar defeated her Republican opponent in 2018 with 78% of the vote.

And if disbanding police doesn’t pull these voters back from hard left precipice we’re currently facing, America may not stand a chance.

Tom Tillison

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