Ilhan Omar pushes Democrats to ‘grow a backbone’ and ‘abolish the filibuster’

Representative Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) on Thursday urged Democrats to “grow a backbone” and abolish the Senate filibuster.

The progressive “Squad” member suggested in a tweet that the party should not follow in the footsteps of former President Barack Obama’s administration, which failed to pass sweeping reforms when Democrats had full control over Congress and the White House.

“Democrats can’t repeat the mistake of 2009, we must abolish the filibuster & move legislation that helps us deliver progress for the American people,” Omar wrote. “Let’s grow a backbone.”

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