Ilhan Omar is a Democratic member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. She was first elected in 2016.
Omar is currently running for Congress in Minnesota, District 5. Omar recently won the Democratic Primary Election.
In 2017, Omar voted against a bill that denies life insurance benefits to terrorist.
On the Minnesota House of Representatives website, it states,
Insurance companies may be able to limit life insurance payments to beneficiaries of suspected terrorists.
The bill comes in response to Syed Farook’s shooting rampage in San Bernardino, Calif., in December 2015 that killed 14 people and injured 22. Authorities suggest Farook made sure his life insurance policies worth $275,000 were valid before the incident.
After Farook died in a shootout with police, his mother fought to remain the beneficiary of those life insurance policies.
Hoppe said terrorists “should not benefit” from taking out a life insurance policy. “You should not be able to provide for your heirs or whoever you want by increasing your life insurance policy.”
Rep. John Lesch (DFL-St. Paul) raised concerns about an amendment added to the bill, which doesn’t require a terrorist conviction in court to limit payment to beneficiaries, saying insurance companies could use the provision for other claim denials. Lesch and Rep. Ilhan Omar (DFL-Mpls) were the lone “nay” votes.
Why would anyone vote against this bill? I can only think of two reasons.
1. They’re a terrorist sympathizer.
2. They’re a terrorist themselves.
Either way, they should not be a part of our Government.
Omar will face Jennifer Zielinski in the General Election on Nov. 6th 2018.