Breitbart News reported that Iraq War veteran and 20-year member of the police force Chris Kelley has decided to run against Rep. Ilhan Omar for her Minneapolis-area House seat in 2020. Kelly served in the Army and Army Reserves.
“September 11 was a terrible loss of life, not just for police officers and firefighters and other first responders, but 3,000 people and non-combatants died, and to be dismissive of that was an outrage,” Kelley said. “I could sit and complain or I could do something about it.”
Kelley said he would run as an Independent against Omar, who has been dismissive of 9/11 and once said that “something” happened on that day. He said he wants to be a “force for good” in his community.
The campaign launched on Monday. Kelley said he has “firsthand knowledge” of what’s happening in the community, including the opioid crisis and homelessness.
President Donald Trump said last week that Omar’s anti-Semitic remarks would help him win the state in 2020.
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