Kudos to reporters J. Patrick Coolican and Stephen Montemayor for their well-written and detailed piece regarding U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar’s marriage history (“Omar’s past haunts her present,” June 23).
As a resident of the Fifth District, I am disgusted with the DFL leaders who chose and promoted Omar without enough vetting. I am progressive, but I don’t care who you are: If you lie, hide information, perform illegal acts … you do not belong in political office.
The man at the top of government (Donald J. Trump) has been instrumental in creating this culture of deceit and illegality, and the Republican Party has enabled this culture by not responding appropriately.John M. Bell, Letters, Star Tribune, June 26, 2019
Omar has been nothing but a lightning rod with her volatile comments that do nothing to serve the residents of the Fifth District. Enough already; clean up this mess.
Find a legitimate, honest person to serve this district.
How many “missteps” by Omar are enough? They continue on a regular basis. I, for one, long ago had enough. I demand an ethics investigation at a very minimum.
Al Franken, if you are reading this, please run against Omar in the next election!Kathy Peterson, Letters, (Minneapolis) Star Tribune, June 12, 2019
On top of Democrats and Republicans battling each other, there’s also a chance Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar could face a primary challenger after a series of controversies, including statements about Israel and campaign finance violations.
“The only way an incumbent Democrat would lose in the 5th District is if another Democrat could launch a successful challenge in a primary,” Jacobs said.
However, he says a House Democratic incumbent has never lost a primary in Minnesota history.Tom Houser, “Minnesota back in 2020 election spotlight“, KSTP-TV, June 10, 2019