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2019-08-03 Home Front: Politix
Iraq war vet Chris Kelley challenges Ilhan Omar for seat in Congress
[NYPOST] A veteran Minneapolis cop and decorated US Army vet will run as an independent to challenge Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar
...Somali-American Dem representative from Minnesota. She is apparently married to her brother and may be her own grandmaw on her mother's side...
‐ and said Friday that her comments about 9/11 prompted his decision.

"It was very dismissive and disrespectful," he told Fox News.

"September 11 was a terrible loss of life, not just for coppers and firefighters and other first responders, but 3,000 people and non-combatants died, and to be dismissive of that was an outrage," he added.

Omar’s comment that on 9/11 that "some people did something" last March sparked widespread outrage and condemnation from President Trump and politicians from both parties.

Chris Kelley, 49, also charged that the freshman firebrand
...firebrands are noted more for audio volume and the quantity of spittle generated than for any actual logic in their arguments...
was more concerned about her celebrity status than her district.

"As former military, I am here to serve and not further my status. I want to do a good job for the people I represent and I don’t have a personal agenda," Kelley told Fox.

"I’m passionate about service and I just want to be able to continue that."

But he added that he did not want his campaign to go negative by attacking Omar.

"I won’t be bringing in controversy and scandal. I will be bringing firsthand knowledge of the things that I know are going on in the community as an officer. I see a lot every day ‐ the homelessness, the opioid crisis; I want to bring these things to the forefront and put some ideas on the table on how to deal with them," said Kelley, who is seeking the endorsement of the Independence-Alliance Party of Minnesota.
Posted by Fred 2019-08-03 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6462 views ]  Top

#1 So, Ilhan "Miss Penthouse 2019" Omar gets a challenger.
Posted by Varmint Splat1454 2019-08-03 01:03||   2019-08-03 01:03|| Front Page Top

#2 Now if they had a written language, Omar would be wondering how to spell toast.
Posted by Woodrow 2019-08-03 06:06||   2019-08-03 06:06|| Front Page Top

#3 #2 Wow!
Posted by SR-71 2019-08-03 15:51||   2019-08-03 15:51|| Front Page Top

#4 #2 has too be snark O' the day!
Posted by chris 2019-08-03 16:28||   2019-08-03 16:28|| Front Page Top

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