Ilhan Omar Goes Off On “Conservative Democrats” For Holding Progressives “Hostage”

San Jose CA/USA – December 9, 2017: Minnesota State Rep. Ilhan Omar speaking at the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA), annual banquet.

On Thursday, radical Democratic congresswoman Ilhan Omar accused “conservative Democrats” of holding progressive Democrats like herself and the Squad members “hostage.”



The comments from Omar came during The Dean Obeidallah Show where she casted blame for the slow passage of President Joe Biden’s $3.5 trillion spending package on so-called “conservative Democrats.”

“What’s gonna happen if you can’t have a vote on Monday, on the $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill, or some version of that? Is there going to be a vote on this bipartisan loan, is that actually gonna happen?” Dean Obeidallah asked Omar.

Omar said that half of the progressives in the Congressional Progressive Caucus are ready to “vote this bill down if there is a change in strategy.”

“Senate progressive leaders put out a statement today reminding conservative Democrats that there was a deal made, and the deal was that we will support the infrastructure bill if they supported the reconciliation budget resolution,” Omar said.

“Senate progressive leaders put out a statement today reminding conservative Democrats that there was a deal made, and the deal was that we will support the infrastructure bill if they supported the reconciliation budget resolution,” Omar said.

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“If they go back on their deal, we’re going back on our deal,” she said. “And I don’t think anybody wants that to happen because it doesn’t benefit any one of us.”

The Daily Wire reports:

Biden’s $3.5 trillion social spending bill has been the subject of infighting among progressive and more moderate Democrats. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), the Senate’s most moderate Democrat, has said he will not vote for the legislation. Meanwhile, some progressive Democrats like Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY), are saying they will not support a spending bill that is less than $3.5 trillion.

“I and many progressives continue to remind our caucus and senators that the Biden agenda is our agenda, is the agenda of the people,” Omar said.

“Progressives … have made lots of compromises to get us here, and you know, we are currently being held hostage by conservative Democrats who are doing the bidding of Big Pharma, Big Oil, and Wall Street,” she added.

“But I am optimistic that we will overcome and we will deliver on behalf of the American people,” Omar finished.

Democratic Senator Joe Manchin is one of the Democrats who is sounding the alarm over Biden’s massive bill.

“We don’t have the need to rush into this and get it done within one week because there’s some deadline we’re meeting or someone’s going to fall through the cracks,” Manchin said.

“I want to make sure that children are getting taken care of, that people are basically having an opportunity to go back to work. We have 11 million jobs that we haven’t filled, 8 million people still unemployed. Something’s not matching up there,” the senator continued.

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