Demings Dodges Questions on Ilhan Omar

Are GOP narratives hurting Democrat candidates?

Jim McCool
Jim McCool
June 16, 2021

While the Israeli-Palestinian conflicts have drastically simmered down, the Democrat divide on the issue is still more than present as Rep. Val Demings (D-FL) dodged questions on Rep. Ilhan Omar and her role in the Democrat Party.

Rep. Demings, who is currently challenging Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) for his seat in the 2022 midterm elections, has revved up her campaign efforts and accused Republicans of propagating lies over matters such as election integrity.

Demings announced that she would be introducing the “Every Vote Counts Act” in the House — a measure that would, in essence, federalize elections by undoing voter integrity laws like the one recently signed into law by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Senator Marco Rubio said that her actions were just part of a concerted effort by Democrats to “undo what the Florida Legislature passed.”

Demings has remained relatively silent and has not entertained questions about controversial Rep Omar (D-MN), who has stirred up controversy after calling Israeli foreign aid an "act of terrorism" and has been branded by some of her GOP colleagues as a member of the "Jihad Squad."

Omar recently equated the U.S. to the terror group Hamas.

Yesterday the NRSC posted a video of Rep. Demings being asked by a reporter "Do you agree with Nancy Pelosi that Ilhan Omar is a valued member of the caucus?"  The representative refuses to respond and proceeds to walk away from the reporter along with two staffers.

Demings was also seen dodging several reporter's requests for comment as she entered the House chamber to vote.

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Jim McCool

Jim McCool

Jim is a graduate of Florida State University where he studied Political Science, Religion and Criminology. He has been a reporter for the Floridian since January of 2021 and will start law school in 2024.

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