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Wed Dec 4, 2019, 10:12 PM

'We should hang' Ilhan Omar, Florida congressional candidate writes in fundraising letter

https://www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2019/12/03/we-should-hang-ilhan-omar-florida-congressional-candidate-writes-in-fundraising-letter/?fbclid=IwAR30ryZ8cHh7XnK7TXowI1P_AglLNWjVMX3sgTFpnLIQGktD5ZfIgzTrW2c

A fundraising letter sent last week by the campaign of George Buck, a Republican running for Congress in St. Petersburg, suggested a member of the House of Representatives and other Democrats should be executed.

The lengthy email dated Nov. 26 repeated an unsupported accusation that U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Somali-born Democrat representing Minnesota, secretly works for the country of Qatar and should be gravely punished for it.

Like Stella, Buck referenced an unverified story that Omar is an asset of Qatar who passed information to Iran. Omar has denied the report, which was circulated by the Jerusalem Post but has not been corroborated by American news outlets or the U.S. government. The positions and statements of Omar, who is Muslim and often speaks critically of Israel, are frequently chronicled by the newspaper.

Buck describes himself as a “Conservative, America-First Republican” and a veteran on his campaign page. He is one of six Republicans in Pinellas County running to challenge Crist for Florida’s 13th Congressional District. Buck was the GOP nominee in 2018, but lost decisively to Crist, a St. Petersburg Democrat and former governor, in the general election.


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Reply 'We should hang' Ilhan Omar, Florida congressional candidate writes in fundraising letter (Original post)
Sancho Dec 2019 OP
no_hypocrisy Dec 2019 #1
TwilightZone Dec 2019 #2
Beartracks Dec 2019 #3
JonLP24 Dec 2019 #4
ck4829 Dec 2019 #5
ChubbyStar Dec 2019 #6
EndlessWire Dec 2019 #7

Response to Sancho (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2019, 10:21 PM

1. "Was it something I said?"

GOP yanks support for congressional candidate after death threat against Ilhan Omar

A Florida Republican congressional hopeful who apparently called for Rep. Ilhan Omar and other Democrats to be hanged in a fundraising email has been removed from a GOP initiative that supports candidates.

George Buck Jr., who is challenging Democratic Rep. Charlie Crist in Florida's 13th Congressional District, threatens Omar and Reps. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan in an email obtained by CNN that was dated November 26 and includes his signature, though he has denied writing it. The email labels the four minority progressive lawmakers, who call themselves "The Squad," as "anti-American" and associates them with Crist.

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https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/04/politics/george-buck-ilhan-omar-threat/index.html

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Response to Sancho (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2019, 10:22 PM

2. In a just society, guys like this would be laughed off the stage.

And guys like Trump, for that matter.

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Response to Sancho (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2019, 11:46 PM

3. The usual Republican I-was-just-joking defense in 3, 2, 1...



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Response to Sancho (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 12:15 AM

4. Among many reasons why I'm glad she is elected

Is that she shatters stereotypes and I blame Bill Maher for making Islamaphobia okay with the left. She exposed how problematic Islamaphobia is.

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Response to Sancho (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 12:39 AM

5. ... "because of whatever insane conspiracy theory we push about her this week!"

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Response to ck4829 (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 12:41 AM

6. They have no shame

It is so base and ugly.

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Response to Sancho (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 01:37 AM

7. What are these people thinking?

Is this who people want representing them? Honestly, did he expect a pat on the head? It just boggles the mind...


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