Fellow Minnesota Democrat lawmaker Collin Peterson is apparently not a fan of “squad” member Ilhan Omar, despite both of them being Minnesota lawmakers.
Thursday, Peterson was asked by an employee with the National Republican Congressional Committee “Do you have any comment as to why you defended Ilhan Omar?”
Peterson replied “I don’t defend her. She doesn’t belong in our party.”
Asked what he meant by that, Peterson doubled down and said “she doesn’t belong in our party,” before he walked away.
The video footage of the discussion was obtained by the NY Post.
Last April Peterson had defended Rep. Omar’s infamous “some people did something” description of 9/11 at a CAIR event.
“I think she was trying to say that some people in her community feel like they’re being targeted,” Peterson explained.