U.S. Rep Ilhan Omar

Omar Asks for Light Sentence for Man who Threatened Her

Patrick Carlineo faces up to 10 years in prison when he is sentenced in February.

MINNEAPOLIS–U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota is asking a federal judge to show compassion in sentencing a New York man who threatened to kill her. Omar wrote in a letter Tuesday that a lengthy sentence for Patrick Carlineo Jr. would likely only “increase his anger and resentment.” She says he should instead be given a chance to “make amends and…

Omar Criticized for Vote on Armenian Genocide Resolution

Omar says accountability and recognition of genocide shouldn't be used as a cudgel in a political fight.

MINNEAPOLIS–U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar is coming under criticism from Minnesota’s Armenian community for not supporting a resolution recognizing the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as genocide. The Minnesota Democrat was one of three lawmakers voted “present” when the House overwhelmingly approved it Tuesday in a clear rebuke to Turkey for invading northern Syria. Omar said in a statement…

Sanders to Hold Campaign Rally in Minnesota with Omar

Omar announced earlier this month that she would endorse Sanders for president

MINNEAPOLIS–Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders plans to hold a campaign rally next month at the University of Minnesota. The Nov. 3 rally at Northrup Auditorium will mark Sanders’ second campaign stop in the state since he announced his 2020 bid. The U.S. senator from Vermont visited the Minnesota State Fair in August. Sanders will be joined by U.S. Rep. Ilhan…