Progressive Democrat “Squad” member Ilhan Omar is attempting to rally the Democrats for one purpose, to take down Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Omar who is advocating to take down the filibuster and sees McConnell as the main roadblock to the Democrat’s total control and says the left must “grow a backbone” to stand up to the powerful Republican.
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.
Let’s grow a backbone. https://t.co/5A9qWW1Jq1
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) May 5, 2021
Fox News reports:
The Minnesota Democrat was replying to a statement made by McConnell in Kentucky on Wednesday where he said in clear terms that his priority is taking down President Biden and Democrats: “100 percent of my focus is on stopping this new administration,” McConnell said.
Biden has come under criticism from Republicans for launching his administration with talk of building bridges but instead deciding to go it alone on his priorities – like a massive $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief law that got no GOP support.
But Omar and other Democrats have blamed the lack of GOP cooperation on political obstruction that McConnell’s comments encapsulate.
“Please stop asking us about bipartisanship when this is what the leader of the other party is focused on,” Omar tweeted in response to McConnell’s statement.
Omar and progressives are hoping to strike while the iron is hot as Republicans are well-positioned to win back the House of Representatives in next year’s mid-term elections.