Democrats Begin Rejecting and Refunding Donations from Ilhan Omar
House Dems are turning away money from controversial congresswoman over recent scandals
Democrats in the House of Representatives have started to reject and refund donations they're received from radical Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) over recent scandals involving her anti-Semitic comments and remarks downplaying the 9/11 attacks.
Omar's latest major controversy caused outrage when she trivialized the September 2001 terrorist attacks as "some people did something."
The reelection campaign for Rep. Lucy McBath (D-GA) left a $2,000 contribution from Omar off its quarterly fundraising report, the Washington Free Beacon reported on Wednesday.
When pressed by the Free Beacon, McBath's office admitted that they left the money off the report because it had been rejected.
"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 (D-NC) has also returned a $2,000 donation from the controversial congresswoman.
"Dan McCready has refunded a $2000 donation from Rep. Ilhan Omar," 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."
NEW: Dan McCready has refunded a $2000 donation from Rep. Ilhan Omar. 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 #NC09 #ncpol @wsoctv— Joe Bruno (@JoeBrunoWSOC9) April 17, 2019
"Records show McCready refunded the donation on March 30. Omar donated the $2000 on November 6," Bruno added.
The Free Beacon further noted that Omar also gave money to Reps. Lauren Underwood (D-IL) and Haley Stevens (D-MI), who both accepted and reported the money.
A third representative, Jahana Hayes (D-CT), "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.