Minnesota Democrat: Ilhan Omar ‘doesn’t belong in our party’

Rep. Ilhan Omar is being criticized by a fellow Minnesota Democrat who says she “doesn’t belong in our party.”

“I don’t defend her. She doesn’t belong in our party,” 16-term Democratic Rep. Collin Peterson, who represents Minnesota’s 7th Congressional District, said when asked about Omar, who represents Minnesota’s 5th District.

“She doesn’t belong in our party,” Peterson, who is running for reelection in rural western Minnesota, repeated when asked to clarify before walking away without further comment.

Peterson’s comments appear to represent a change of heart since April, when he attempted to defend Omar’s controversial interpretation of the
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