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Omar: I Was Elected as ‘a Check and Balance’ to Trump’s ‘Cruelty’

July 1, 2019

Sunday on MSNBC’s AM Joy, Rep. Ilhan Omar said she was sent to Congress with her colleagues to “be a check and balance to the cruelty of this administration.”

“This is one of the reasons why I think the public is always frustrated with politicians,” Omar told host Joy Reid. “We were running for office. We said send us into the majority so that we can be a check and balance to the cruelty of this administration. Now we are in the majority we are too busy appeasing this administration…

“We take an oath, truly, to care for the American people and make sure that we’re furthering policies that are in line with our values. And we often fail short. And I think with the Democratic Party we’re so busy oftentimes trying to appease everyone we end up appeasing no one,” she added.

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