On Thursday, Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar encouraged Democrats to “grow a backbone” and abolish the Senate filibuster.
The far-left “Squad” member tweeted that Democrats should not take former President Barack Obama’s approach because she believes his administration failed to enact substantive progressive change when Democrats had full control over Congress and the White House.
Please stop asking us about bipartisanship when this is what the leader of the other party is focused on.
Democrats can’t repeat the mistake of 2009, we must abolish the filibuster & move legislation that helps us deliver progress for the American people.
Omar: ‘Democrats Can’t Repeat The Mistake Of 2009’
Omar posted, “Democrats can’t repeat the mistake of 2009, we must abolish the filibuster & move legislation that helps us deliver progress for the American people,” Omar wrote. “Let’s grow a backbone.”
Omar’s comments were a response to a statement by Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell who declared earlier that “100 percent of my focus is on stopping this new administration.”
McConnell himself was responding to reporter questions about Liz Cheney, and whether or not he would support the anti-Trump Rep. keeping her leadership position in the House.
McConnell was stating that he was focused on what the Biden administration was doing, not on the power struggle among House leadership.
“The president may have won the nomination, but Bernie Sanders won the argument about what the new administration should be like,” McConnell added, noting that he believes that mainstream Democrats have been taken over by the extremist far left of their party.
Particularly the socialist “Squad” Dem faction that Omar is a member of.