Democrats in the House of Representatives have reportedly started to reject and refund campaign donations from Rep. Ilhan Omar over her anti-Semitism scandal and her recent trivialization of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
On Wednesday, The Washington Free Beacon reported that the reelection campaign for Rep. Lucy McBath left a $2,000 contribution from Rep. Ilhan Omar off its quarterly fundraising report, and, when pressed by reporters from the Free Beacon, admitted that they left the money off the report because they decided to reject it.
“McBath’s rejection of the donation is more important than it may sound,” the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. “The Sixth District has a significant Jewish population – particularly in Sandy Springs and east Cobb County.”
On Wednesday, WSCO TV reporter Joe Bruno reported that Dan McCready also returned a $2,000 donation from Rep. Ilhan Omar.
“Dan McCready has refunded a $2000 donation from Rep. Ilhan Omar,” Joe Bruno reported. “A spokesperson for McCready tells me Dan believes there is no place for divisiveness in politics and he didn’t feel it was appropriate to accept the donation.”
“Records show McCready refunded the donation on March 30. Omar donated the $2000 on November 6,” Bruno added.
The Free Beacon also noted that Rep. Omar gave money to Reps. Haley Stevens (D-MI) and Lauren Underwood (D-IL), who both accepted and reported the money.
A third representative, Jahana Hayes, “did not disclose the contribution, but her campaign told the Free Beacon there was ‘absolutely not’ an effort to hide it and it will be disclosed on next quarter’s report,” the Free Beacon added.