Posted by DrJohn on 4 July, 2022 at 10:16 am. 2 comments already!


Ilhan Omar smiled through a chorus of boos and jeers at a Somali music festival in her home state of Minnesota over Independence Day weekend. The squad member made an appearance at a concert featuring Somali singer Soldaan Seraar at the Target Center in Minneapolis on Saturday night, but a viral video shows that much of the crowd was not happy to see her. Some videos show people chanting ‘get out!’ at the congresswoman and telling her to ‘get the f*** out of here.’ It is not immediately clear what prompted the boos, but a Newsweek article said that some people suggest it was related to the Somali-American congresswoman’s support for abortion and LGBTQ rights. Another possible reason for the cold shoulder could be her comments Thursday claiming that Minnesota has worse conditions than a Somali refugee camp. ‘It was an honor to welcome you to our incredible city,’ Omar, 39, wrote in a tweet along with a 14-second clip of her walking on stage with husband Tim Mynett. The video she shared ended before the chorus of loud boos broke out. Longer videos shared on Twitter, however, exhibit that the welcome was not so warm. A two-and-a-half minute video that has amassed more than 1.3 million views shows one person on stage pleading, ‘Don’t do this,’ as Omar struggled to speak over the crowd. ‘Okay, okay, okay, okay, okay, we don’t have all night,’ Omar said at one point.

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