Omar isn’t the sole voice in the Democratic party calling for radical change in ambiguous terms. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden tweeted on Sunday that his goal as president would not simply be to “rebuild this nation — we’ll transform it.”
We’re going to beat Donald Trump. And when we do, we won’t just rebuild this nation — we’ll transform it.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) July 6, 2020
This also isn’t Omar’s first time making extreme statements.
In April 2019, she faced backlash over her characterization of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks as “some people did something.”
She has also been criticized for anti-Semitic sentiments, including a tweet in 2012 that said “Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.” Additionally, Omar has faced criticism for refusing to support a bill condemning the Armenian Genocide.Elle Reynolds is an intern at the Federalist, and a senior at Patrick Henry College studying government and journalism. You can follow her work on Twitter at @_etreynolds.