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Who Is Rep. Ilhan Omar?

Ilhan Omar has represented Minnesota’s 5th district in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2019. She is the first Somali-American member of Congress and the first woman of color to represent Minnesota. Omar has been a target of criticism and defamatory comments from Republicans, including Rep. Lauren Boebert who called Omar a member of the “Jihad Squad” on the House floor.
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