Omar Admits to Flubbing Facts in Racist Tale

  • 07/09/2019 12:00 AM
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Omar Admits to Flubbing Facts in Racist Tale
Lorie Shaull from Washington, United States [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)]
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) finds herself in hot water yet again.

This time the controversial lawmaker all but admitted to making up a tale of racial injustice she told hundreds of high school students. The story revolves around an elderly African-American woman allegedly arrested for shoplifting bread to feed her starving daughter.

Per The Daily Caller:
 

A Washington Post profile of Omar details the progressive Democrat’s story to a group of 400 high school students at Richfield High School. According to The Post, Omar recalled that five years earlier, when she worked for a city councilman in Minneapolis, she encountered a “sweet, old…African American lady” who she said was arrested for stealing a $2 loaf of bread in order to feed “starving 5-year-old granddaughter.”

Omar said that the woman spent the weekend in jail before going before a judge, where she received an $80 fine, which she was unable to pay.

“I couldn’t control my emotions,” Omar told the students, “because I couldn’t understand how a roomful of educated adults could do something so unjust.”

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But Omar’s story may have been too good to be true. And as The Post noted, it mirrors a vignette in “Les Miserables.” [emphasis added]


Omar herself acknowledged to an insistent Washington Post reporter that the woman "might have had a prior [arrest]," adding "I’m not sure." 

Minneapolis city officials also dispute Omar's recollection, reiterating that police do not imprison shoplifters unless they have committed a violent crime or some other offense.

Media reports call into question, and sometimes outright contradict, the congresswoman's past statements, like those about her marital history.

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