The Minnesota congresswoman told The New York Times Magazine that people hold “a lot of preconceived notions” about what opinions she holds.
The two women pose starkly different versions of the Democratic Party, especially when it comes to Israel.
Rep. Ilhan Omar, the last member of The Squad to face a Democratic primary in the quartet’s first re-election cycle, handily beat back a challenge Tuesday from attorney Antone Melton-Meaux in her Minneapolis-area district, continuing a summer of impressive wins for hard-left progressives.
The Minnesota congresswoman has repeatedly angered some Jewish voters with critical comments about Israel.
One person’s congressional campaign website expressed support for “nonviolent actions like the BDS movement.”
The only donor names identified in the mailer were Jewish, including Stanley Weinstein, Seth Klarman and a Michael from Scarsdale, NY.
An opponent of Omar’s who has attracted the support of pro-Israel givers nationwide has outraised Omar by millions of dollars.
Some of Melton-Meaux’s donations have come from conservative donors and pro-Israel groups like NORPAC.
Antone Melton-Meaux, Ilhan Omar’s challenger, calls her a ‘divider’
The Minnesota Democrat’s remarks to a London newspaper are seen as refueling tensions with supporters of Israel.