Progressive Rep. Ilhan Omar doesn’t think the Democratic party is divided, claiming the fissure between moderates and progressives such as herself is simply manufactured by the media.
“This rift is basically from the media and the pundits and the Republicans,” Omar said in an interview with the Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart Monday. “I think internally, you know, as a big family we might have our debates and discussions but the rift isn’t as strong as it’s being made out to be.”
Rep. Ilhan Omar, who overwhelmingly won reelection this election cycle, joins Jonathan Capehart for a one-on-one interview about the 2020 election, her legislative goals and more. https://t.co/LIQzpsHNUG
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Despite Omar’s comments, Democrats are clearly struggling to reconcile the differences between the factions within their party.
Shortly after the election, “Squad” member Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized Democrat Rep. Connor Lamb for spending too little on Facebook ads.
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