Some Democrats in the House of Representatives are finally starting to realize that anti-Semitic Minn. Rep. Ilhan Omar is entirely toxic and they are starting to return or refuse her political donations.
One of the ways top politicians spread their influence is to donate their excess campaign money to other politicians in an effort to make those other pols beholden to them.
Omar has engaged in this ages old Washington practice so that she can gain some measure of control over her fellow Democrats.
But such donations can be a double-edged sword, especially when the pol seeking to spread influence becomes highly controversial like Omar has. Once voters find out their representative has taken money from a virulent hater like Omar, that donation becomes a problem.
Some Democrats have come to realize this and they are turning their backs on Omar’s cash.
The Washington Free Beacon reported on Wednesday that the reelection campaign for Rep. Lucy McBath (D-GA) left a $2,000 contribution from Omar off its quarterly fundraising report, and, when pressed by the Free Beacon, admitted that they left the money off the report because they decided to reject it.
“McBath’s rejection of the donation is more important than it may sound,” the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. “The Sixth District has a significant Jewish population – particularly in Sandy Springs and east Cobb County.”
North Carolina Democrat Dan McCready is also rejecting Omar:
WSCO TV reporter Joe Bruno reported on Wednesday that Dan McCready (D-NC) also returned a $2,000 donation from Omar.
“Dan McCready has refunded a $2000 donation from Rep. Ilhan Omar,” Bruno reported. “A spokesperson for McCready tells me Dan believes there is no place for divisiveness in politics and he didn’t feel it was appropriate to accept the donation.”
“Records show McCready refunded the donation on March 30. Omar donated the $2000 on November 6,” Bruno added.
Some Democrats did accept the donations.
At least three Democrats accepted the Jew hating Omar’s cash, including Reps. Lauren Underwood (D-IL), Haley Stevens (D-MI), and Jahana Hayes (D-CT).
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