Sanders calls Omar ‘unusual’, as he teams with ‘Squad’ member in New Hampshire

in the vicinityVideoRep. Ilhan Omar is in favour of Bernie Sanders says he will fight against “Western imperialism’

Omar’s campaigns for Sanders; reaction and analysis on ‘the Five.’

MANCHESTER, N. H. – the democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders returned on Friday, the state holds the first primary in the race for the White house, freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar, high-profile and progressive firebrand member of Congress.

After the introduction of Sanders at a campaign event at Southern New Hampshire University, the populist senator from Vermont by the name of the controversial Minnesota lawmaker “one of the most extraordinary people in American politics.”


The Congressman was the first time in the election campaign with Sanders, because they formal his presidential candidacy bid at a rally in Minneapolis last month.

In her speech, the introduction of Sanders, the Congressman highlighted how she and Sanders referred to by the media and many political experts as a radical.

Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, joins democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont at a campaign event in Manchester, NH on Dec. 13, 2019

“If you believe that 500,000 Americans should not be forced into medical bankruptcy every year is radical, then we are proud, radical” Omar said, as you continue to list a number of examples of why “we all should be proud of radicals.”

Omar is a member of a group of first-term female progressive House members of color, known collectively as “the team.” In addition to Omar, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez New York, and Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan also endorsed Sanders have.

The fourth member of the group — Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts — endorsed Sanders’ populist rivals for the nomination, Sen. Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts. Pressley was set to speak later Friday at the same event, where Sanders and Umar were also speaking: an award and fundraising gala for the New Hampshire young Democrats.


Omar has been repeatedly embroiled in controversy during her short tenure in Congress-including comments about Israel and Jewish Americans, many Republicans and some Democrats as anti-Semitic. Your comments have also discord among Democrats over the U.S. policy towards Israel.

There were no demonstrations against Omar at Southern New Hampshire University event, and the people in the predominantly pro-Sanders audience that Fox News spoke to do not appear alarmed or disturbed, and the senator was accompanied by the controversial Congressman.

On the eve of the arrival of Sanders and Omar in New Hampshire, the state GOP issued a statement from a Republican state representative’s criticism is that state Democrats.

“New Hampshire Democrats have really said went too far,” Rep. Judy Aron. “By the fact an anti-Semite and opponent of Israel, Rep. Ilhan Omar pointed out to show to New Hampshire, Democrats as anti-Israel, and the modern Democrat base is.”


Sanders mostly his standard stump speech, but he did aim at President Trump about climate change-in particular, the Republican incumbent, the criticism on Thursday from Greta Thunberg, young climate change activist, the Person of the year, was named time.

Trump, the named time’s Person of the year 2016 and has been picked on the shortlist for this year’s honours, in order to deride Twitter, the Swedish teenager, after you beat him for the honor.

“So ridiculous. Greta needs to work on her anger Management problem, then you have to go to a good old-fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Honey, Chill!” Trump tweeted.

Thunberg, who has created the Asperger’s syndrome has spoken publicly about the social challenges.


Taking aim at Trump on his event in New Hampshire, Sanders said: “On this issue, what he’s doing, he claimed that climate change is a hoax, by actually attacking Greta Thunberg-what he does, only our country but the whole world at risk.”

Sanders’ mention of Trump’s swipe at Thunberg called Boos from the audience.

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