Rep. Ilhan Omar has made it clear that she believes dismantling the nation’s criminal justice system doesn’t go far enough. These comments were spotted and shared by the Daily Caller:
Rep. Ilhan Omar calls for "dismantling" of the U.S. "economy and political systems," which she calls a "system of oppression." pic.twitter.com/AP072GsmzW
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 7, 2020
Rep. Omar got plenty of blowback for those remarks, but luckily being a Democrat means having a separate branch of the DNC called the “mainstream media” to help with spin. In this case, that person in Washington Post political reporter Aaron Blake:
Many conservatives allege Ilhan Omar called for "dismantling" the U.S. economy & political system.
But she didn't actually say that. They rearranged her words. And she explicitly cited dismantling "systems of oppression" **within** gov't systems.https://t.co/ZAwFSpA8aU
— Aaron Blake (@AaronBlake) July 8, 2020
Well gee, in that case, maybe some follow-up questions would be in order, if the media cared to go there:
Ask her specifics.
She had literally said this. She in fact openly advocates for it. https://t.co/oVkrNj2iYh
— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) July 8, 2020
It isn’t clear if Rep. Omar also wants to dismantle the system that allowed her campaign to reportedly pay her husband’s consulting firm $878,000 over the last two years.
I'm sure you intrepid lefties will ask which systems she means so she can clarify, and tell us what we already know.
— Billionaire Chimp (@ChimpWithMoney) July 8, 2020
You know, she isn't even shy about it. She's a member of the Democratic Socialists of America. She's not hiding.
With that in mind: What is the goal of running interference for her? https://t.co/9LPGzpzfPn
— Nathan Wurtzel is a silly name, but it's mine (@NathanWurtzel) July 8, 2020
Keep carrying that water.
— Mary Fernandez ????#FreeHK (@MaryFernandez) July 8, 2020
That spin assist is hardly surprising coming from the “‘defund the police’ doesn’t really mean ‘defund the police'” media explainers.