Rashida Tlaib Backs Ilhan Omar’s Calls for ‘Dismantling the Whole System’
Fellow Democrat 'Squad' member echoes far-left push to 'tear down' the 'system'
Democrat Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) has publicly backed Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) radical calls for “dismantling the whole system of oppression” in America.
“My sister @IlhanMN said it best: We must begin with dismantling the whole system of oppression wherever we find it,” Tlaib declared on Twitter Wednesday.
“Pass it on,” Omar's fellow anti-Trump "Squad" member added.
My sister @IlhanMN said it best: We must begin with dismantling the whole system of oppression wherever we find it.— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) July 8, 2020
Pass it on.
Speaking Tuesday during a press conference addressing “systemic racism,” Omar told the cheering crowd that abolishing law enforcement in the United States doesn't go far enough.
Omar demanded that America must also "tear down" the "economic and political systems" to supposedly fight racism.
“The mortality rate for black Minnesotans to COVID is twice as high as it is with other races," Omar began Tuesday during the Minnesota People of Color and Indigenous Caucus event in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
"And for me, this is very personal because I lost my own father to the coronavirus,” she continued.
“I see the pain and the havoc it is wreaking on the black community in Minneapolis.
“We must recognize that these systems of oppression are linked.
“As long as our economy and political systems prioritize profit without considering who is profiting, who is being shut out, we will perpetuate this inequity.
"So we cannot stop at the criminal justice system,” the Minnesota Democrat continued.
“We must begin the work of dismantling the whole system of oppression wherever we find it,” she concluded.
Omar's Congressional District in Minnesota served as a hotbed for protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police.
Last month, Omar also called for the Minneapolis Police Department to be dismantled.
“You can’t really reform a department that is rotten to the root. What you can do is rebuild,” she told CNN State of the Union host Jake Tapper.
“This is our opportunity, you know, as a city, to come together, have the conversation of what public safety looks like, who enforces the most dangerous crimes that take place in our community.”
While joining radical calls to abolish the police, Omar described cops as a "cancer" that "we have to amputate."
"The Minneapolis Police Department is rotten to the root,” Omar told a cheering crowd.
"And so when we dismantle it, we get rid of that cancer and we allow for something beautiful to rise.
"And that reimagining allows us to figure out what public safety looks like for us.”