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Rep. Ilhan Omar Expects Biden to Veer Left If Elected and Have Only ‘Progressive Democrats’ in His Cabinet

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) told Axios in an interview that aired Monday that she expects a liberal turn if Democratic nominee Joe Biden is elected president, adding that she wants all Cabinet positions filled with progressives.

Biden’s transition team has reportedly vetted a handful of Republicans for potential Cabinet positions. While this may reinforce Biden’s image as a unity candidate, it has fueled a backlash among the Democratic Party’s leftmost wing.

“I would say all of the Cabinet positions should be filled by progressive Democrats,” Omar told Axios. “We know that the policies we advocate for are most popular with the American people,” she added.

Asked why Biden is the nominee if he doesn’t support the most radical Democrat policies, Omar said it’s a question of there being a mismatch between policies people support and the leadership qualities they demand from a presidential candidate.

“I guess sometimes there’s a disconnect in the person that you might believe should lead and the policies you that you might believe should be implemented,” she said, citing strong exit poll support for Medicare for All during the Democratic primaries, even in places where Biden, not Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), was leading.

“And so that should signal to Joe Biden that these people trusted me to lead but these are the policies that they want me to lead on and, you know, act accordingly,” Omar said.

Biden ran as a moderate compared to some of his Democrat rivals in the primaries, like Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and has continued to cast himself as a centrist. During his first presidential debate against President Donald Trump, Biden made a point of rejecting the Green New Deal and instead touted his own clean energy plan, although a review of his campaign website references the controversial legislation as the underpinnings of his scheme.

Omar said the Democratic Party’s progressive wing would fight to try and make sure Biden’s policies are not too moderate for their liking.

“The president is only as successful as his collaboration is with Congress,” she said. “We will have a cohort of progressives that are very clear about their objectives for wanting the implementation of Medicare for All and a Green New Deal and raising the minimum wage and not allowing for fracking,” Omar said.

The Biden campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Omar’s remarks.

Her comments play into the view that however moderate of a candidate Biden may be, intra-party dynamics following a potential Biden win would pressure him to veer left. They also appear to reinforce the claim, expressed by Trump and his supporters, that Biden is a “Trojan horse for socialism.”

“He is, he’s a Trojan horse,” Trump said in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, ahead of the Democratic National Convention in August. “He has no clue, but the people around him are tough, and they’re smart,” Trump added, presumably alluding to much the same “cohort of progressives” Omar referred to in her remarks to Axios.

Vice President Mike Pence, at a rally in Boulder City, Nevada, in early October, said: “You know, when you look at their agenda it’s clear. I said this at Fort McHenry—Joe Biden would be nothing more than a Trojan horse for the radical left.”

Pence framed the choice in November’s election as one between traditional American values and radically progressive ones.

“It’s whether we’re going to chart a course based on our highest ideals of faith and family and freedom and patriotism and the American flag and the Constitution of the United States, or whether we’re going to abandon that path and allow the radical left and Joe Biden and the Democratic Party to take our nation somewhere it’s never been before,” Pence said.

Reprinted with Permission from - Epoch Times by - Tom Ozimek

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Susan D
1 year ago

Why is this woman not in jail [email protected]

JudyG46
1 year ago

So, already they are gearing up for their convoluted, dictatorship, utopia. They are not even trying to hide their intentions. Biden is either blind to what they’re doing, outright lying or just plain stupid. This should be scaring the bejeebers out of EVERYONE!

Stephen Lykins
1 year ago

 “We know that the policies we advocate for are most popular with the American people,” – REALLY? No one with half a brain wants the radical policies these far left progressives want to shove down our throats. Many of us agree with reducing carbon emissions and improving the environment but NOT at the expense of banning internal combustion engines, air planes and COW FARTS! Nor do we want open borders, extremely higher taxes or government run healthcare to name a few. Finally, we do NOT want the utter destruction of our country these progressives will bring upon us!

Bill Brown
1 year ago

Both the DemocRat Party and the National and International News Media belong to the One World Government/Communist Machine!! Turn them all OFF!!  Join the Trump Movement – The American Revolution 2.0!!!  Become a Counter-Revolutionary!!!  Stand-up for America!!!!  Remove Every DemocRat!!!!!

Bill Brown
1 year ago

Most Europeans came to America to get away from the “Swamps in their Countries”.  Thanks to the DemocRats, now we have our own Swamp which is even more controlling and dictatorial!!  Join the Trump Movement – The American Revolution Version 2.0!!!  Become a Counter-Revolutionary!!!  Stand-up for Our Republic!!!!  Remove Every DemocRat!!!!!

Bill Brown
1 year ago

The National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers are COMMUNIST organizations that are teaching OUR Children Anti-American sedition!  Members of those UNIONS should NOT be allowed to Teach!!  Join the Trump Movement – The American Revolution 2.0!!!  Become a Counter-Revolutionary!!!  Stand-up for Our Republic!!!!  Remove Every DemocRat!!!!!

Bill Brown
1 year ago

Get our Children our of Public Schools and turn-off Mainstream Media!  Become a Free American!!  Join the Trump Movement – The American Revolution 2.0!!!  Become a Counter-Revolutionary!!!  Stand-up for Our Republic!!!!  Remove Every DemocRat!!!!!

Bill Brown
1 year ago

The DemocRats, The Media, Teachers Unions, etc. try to make us believe they are invincible!  They ARE NOT!  Push back against the bullies!! Join the Trump Movement – The American Revolution 2.0!!!  Become a Counter-Revolutionary!!!  Stand-up for Our Republic!!!!  Remove Every DemocRat!!!!!

Bill Brown
1 year ago

Screw the useless “Woke Movement”!  It is time for All Americans to “WAKE-UP” and TAKE OUR COUNTRY BACK!!  !!  Join the Trump Movement – The American Revolution 2.0!!!  Become a Counter-Revolutionary!!!  Stand-up for Our Republic!!!!  Remove Every DemocRat!!!!!

Bill Brown
1 year ago

This has gone too far! Christopher Wray MUST be fired TODAY!! He has now proven himself to be a Communist Goon!!! Shame! Shame! Shame! Just as “Hanoi Jane”, Wray has NO RIGHT to call himself an American!!! It is time for All Americans to “WAKE-UP” and TAKE OUR COUNTRY BACK!!!!  Join the Trump Movement – The American Revolution 2.0!!!  Become a Counter-Revolutionary!!!  Stand-up for Our Republic!!!!  Remove Every DemocRat!!!!!

Bill Brown
1 year ago

What is happening today is exactly why OUR Founders wrote and passed the 2nd Amendment!!  If we are not willing to fight for OUR Country, we do not deserve to have it!!  There are STRONG indications that the “Left/Communists/DemocRats are planning some sort/level of THE “Reign of Terror” when President Trump wins reelection!!  Join the Trump Movement – The American Revolution Version 2.0!!!  Become a Counter-Revolutionary!!!  Stand-up for Our Republic!!!!  Remove Every DemocRat!!!!!

Allan Brem
1 year ago

Pray to God that the immorals will not take charge of our Nation. This is the time when hearts and minds must be changed.

Lynn
1 year ago

If only we could see into the souls of these angry, unhappy, malicious creatures to get to the root of their malignant hatred. What planet did they come from to hate what is so fine and good? Words like “trader” and “treasonous” are all that come to mind whenever I hear them speak. Nothing they say has any connection or relevance to what our country is or needs now. The squad is quite literally useless. They are taking up space in our government that should and could be filled by people with gratitude in their hearts and real ideas for the good of our people and our future. Their hatred hurts me so deeply because they’re turning good, albeit somewhat ignorant people, away from truth and into haters. Just pray and vote and pray some more and hope that their political careers are nearly over.

Beverly Necessary
1 year ago

I hope Voters make a BIG turnout for Trump. Hopefully so big that there is no question about a winner. Because if biden wins our country is in for BIG changes. I hope Voters are listening to what they are say because progressive are telling you what they plan to do. Please help us America.

Walter
1 year ago

Hey, wasn’t she the one who married her brother so he could rip off the American taxpayers for freebies. The above 4 idiots do not represent this Vet. They are anti American and I just can’t imagine who in the world voted them in office. America does not need traitors representing them. If Biden has all the answers how come he didn’t do anything as VP for 8 years? I bet most people can’t ID anything he did in 50 years except lie and sell out America.

mike
1 year ago

WHY IS SHE STILL HERE? Shouldnt she have been convicted, incarcerated for her lies and activities? Joe biden is a vessel and all the venom and hate from this woman and her cohorts will fill that vessel and then their buddy kamala will slide right in thd then the destruction of America as you and your family knew it will cease to exist. ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES! Dont make a a bad choice this go around? Turn out everyone and remove this blight on our country.

JohnH
1 year ago

Whatever happens with election: Pressure your Senators & Congressman to do the right things for America. The Legislative Branch must stand up for their voters & quit bending for their party. And then, I do not have an answer how you stop POTUS from using Executive Orders to do what he wants done & does not get passed by Legislative Branch.

Dino Deplorable"chump"
1 year ago

If these”entities”that are the so called squad don’t like AMERICA the way its been for two hundred plus years they should go to to a country that would love their”make AMERICA sick”agenda.There are still a lot of AMERICANS out here that still think that the country will recover from the”nonobama”years with our current AMERICAN President and even with absolutely zero help from the dense oc RATS.

Jaymaine
1 year ago

That ought to be enough to
Scare you out of electing Joe Biden

Nobody’s business
1 year ago

Prepare for the civil war coming. People with brains will not put up with a socialist agenda. The only ones that want socialism are the people that do not want to work or own their own businesses and homes. There isn’t enough money to provide what the socialist democrat party want to give away even if they confiscate what people own. If you take away from people what is theirs they will not work, hence no more money.

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