Fellow Minnesota Democrat lawmaker Collin Peterson is apparently not a fan of “squad” member Ilhan Omar, despite both of them being Minnesota lawmakers.
Peterson was asked Thursday by an employee with the National Republican Congressional Committee “Do you have any comment as to why you defended Ilhan Omar?”
Peterson replied “I don’t defend her. She doesn’t belong in our party.”
Asked what he meant by that, Peterson doubled down and said “she doesn’t belong in our party,” before he walked away.
The video footage of the incident was obtained by the NY Post.
Last April Peterson had defended Omar’s infamous “some people did something” description of 9/11 at a CAIR event.
“I think she was trying to say that some people in her community feel like they’re being targeted,” Peterson explained.
— Chris Berg (@chrisbergpov) April 17, 2019
In her new book “This is What America Looks Like” “squad” member Omar writes “I am, by nature, a starter of fires. My work has been to figure out where I’m going to burn down everything around me by adding the fuel of my religion, skin color, gender or even tone.”
NEW: So much for Midwestern nice. In a new video, Rep. Collin Peterson (D. MN) says Ilhan Omar "doesn't belong in our party." It's unclear what provoked the out-of-nowhere broadside, with Peterson previously defending Omar's 9/11 remarks.https://t.co/0cdLcYe25E
— Ebony Bowden (@ebonybowden) September 17, 2020