Ilhan Omar has been a controversial figure in her first term in office.
Another Muslim woman who is also a refugee is looking to unseat Omar, saying that Omar “spends her time in congress sowing seeds of division, actively supporting our enemies.”
Dalia al-Aqidi is running as a Republican from Minnesota to bring people together.
Omar is doing ‘irreparable harm’ according to al-Aqidi.
From Daily Caller:
Dalia al-Aqidi promises unity rather than division as she announced her campaign Thursday.
The journalist, who has formerly been shadow-banned from Twitter after criticizing Omar, fled with her mother from Iraq as a child, just as Omar came to America as a refugee from Somalia. Al-Aquidi, however, says that Omar uses both her background as a weapon in identity politics and that the two women “couldn’t be further apart.”
“She needs to be stopped,” al-Aqidi told Fox News. “I truly believe that I’m strong enough to beat her at her own game.”
“I’ve gone from refugee to journalist, to the war zones, to the White House,” al-Aquidi says in a campaign video released Thursday.
“I’ve gone from a frightened girl to a determined fighter against oppression, wherever I find it.
And sometimes, that is closer than we think.”
Holy shit.@IlhanMN is done.
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) January 17, 2020
Omar has been under investigation for a spree of felonies that were allegedly committed between 2009 to 2017, as reported by Scott Johnson of PowerLine.
On October 30th, the Department of Justice reportedly assigned an FBI Special Agent in Charge, or SAC, to review these claims.
A complaint was filed on the matter by Minnesota state Rep. Steve Drazkowski (R).
The Minnesota District of the Department of Justice and U.S. Attorney Erica MacDonald directed the FBI to review the complaint. Rep. Drazkowski and others met with the FBI SAC in October to receive a prepared file of evidence.
Reports have confirmed that the FBI has taken additional steps since this October meeting.
“The FBI SAC stated that the wide range of criminal activity suggested by the evidence against Rep. Omar may lead the FBI to expand the review to other federal departments,” David Steinberg reported.
At least two federal agencies were contacted by the FBI. The investigation has reportedly expanded into the following two federal departments: 1. Department of Education Inspector General 2. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
The Department of Education Inspector General is reportedly investigating evidence that suggest that Rep. Omar’s 2009 marriage to a UK citizen may have been an attempt to facilitate federal student loan fraud, or other fraud involving higher education.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement is reportedly investigating a number of possible immigration-related felonies.