Omar Refers to Idea of Biden Becoming Democrat Party Nominee as “Tragic”

Controversial lawmaker Ilhan Omar is not a fan of Joe Biden being the Democrat party nominee.

Asked who she would endorse between Biden and Buttigieg, she answered “none” and characterized the scenario as “tragic” if either one were to be nominee.

Biden is currently considered a co-front runner with Elizabeth Warren. Biden tops polling averages, while Warren tops prediction markets and appears to have more momentum and stronger fundraising stats.

Warren also leads in the critical state of Iowa, which may help set the tone for the rest of the race.

Omar has made it clear, along with fellow squad members AOC and Tlaib that they endorse Bernie Sanders.

Fox News reports the idea of 2020 hopefuls Joe Biden or Pete Buttigieg facing off against President Trump next November would be a tragedy as the Democratic party continues to forge ahead without a true frontrunner, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., said during a Thursday interview with The Intercept’s “Deconstructed” podcast.

Omar was asked about the field of 2020 candidates and whether she preferred Biden or Buttigieg. She answered, “None,” before characterizing their hypothetical nominations as “tragic.”

Host Mehdi Hasan asked.“But if you had to pick one? If one of them is the candidate for your party, who would you rather it be?”

Omar shot back: “So you’re saying if something tragic happens and they ended up being the nominee?”

Omar explained her endorsement of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and described him as being someone she could put her faith in because he follows his values, no matter what.

“Sometimes you have to be reminded about the vision you truly believe in, and where your core values lie,” Omar said. “And for me, I know that there are people that have to switch some things around, and there are people that are just easy to believe in. And I was reminded that Bernie is one of the people.”

Omar officially endorsed Sanders last week, joining fellow “Squad” member Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., who appeared at a rally with Sanders last weekend.

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