My sense over only the last few months is that Ilhan Omar may be the most extreme-left member of Congress, as judging from positions on everything from taxes to Israel, from wealth distribution to Venezuela. She soared further left than anyone on the Democrat radar — blowing by Bernie, AOC, and Elizabeth Warren — by calling for literally a 90% tax rate. That was 20% more than what even Miss Democratic Socialist USA, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, had proposed a week earlier.
Omar called Angela Davis not only an inspiration but an “idol.” Davis wasn’t merely inspirational but “enormously inspiring… throughout my life.”
The whole episode is shocking and instructive about Ilhan Omar. Angela Davis is, of course, the matron of Marxism in the United States. If you had to pick America’s most widely known female communist for a half-century standing, you’d pick Angela Davis.
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