[Ed. – As children, did the people of Minnesota touch a hot stove to see what would happen and, after receiving a burn, touch the same stove?]
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) on Tuesday fought off a well-funded primary challenger who accused her of pursuing a national profile at the expense of her Minneapolis district.
Omar defeated local lawyer Antone Melton-Meaux, who was backed by pro-Israel interests angered by the freshman lawmaker’s rhetoric and foreign policy stances. Omar led by about 17 pointswhen The Associated Press called the primary for the safe Democratic seat.
One of four minority congresswomen elected in 2018 known as the “Squad,” Omar gained national attention for her Twitter clashes with President Donald Trump. She became a prominent voice in the progressive movement, but drew criticism over her comments on Israel that some deemed anti-Semitic.