Omar Touts Sanders's Fight Against 'Western Imperialism'

November 4, 2019

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) on Sunday said she is excited Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) will "fight against western imperialism."

"I am beyond honored and excited for a president that will fight against western imperialism and fight for a just world," Omar said during a Sanders campaign rally in Minneapolis.

Omar praised Sanders, who honeymooned in the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War, for standing up for human rights.

"The fight for human rights is undeniable. And when we recognize injustices of the past and present," Omar said. "Whether it is genocide against Jewish people, Armenians or Rwandans or Bosnians or Native Americans or more. We realize that that recognition isn’t about punishing our political foes, but leading within a moral obligation."

Despite her opposition to "western imperialism," Omar said in August the U.S. should withhold aid from Israel if the country does not end its "occupation."