City in Ilhan Omar’s congressional district votes to eliminate Pledge of Allegiance for meetings

City in Ilhan Omar’s congressional district votes to eliminate Pledge of Allegiance for meetings
Ilhan Omar (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – No doubt Omar herself is aghast at the suggestion. /sarc]

A city located in Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) 5th Congressional District voted this month to eliminate saying the Pledge of Allegiance during city council meetings because it doesn’t want to offend people.

CBS Minnesota reports that members of the St. Louis Park City Council voted unanimously in a 5 to 0 vote to ditch saying the Pledge of Allegiance “in order to create a more welcoming environment to a diverse community.”

City Council member Anne Mavity sponsored the change, saying that the Pledge of Allegiance did not reflect the city’s values, according to KARE 11.

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“Not everyone who does business with the city or has a conversation is a citizen,” Mavity said. “They certainly don’t need to come into city council chambers and pledge their allegiance to our country in order to tell us what their input is about a sidewalk in front of their home.”

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