Ilhan Omar Sits on Panel for Post-Election Analysis at U of M

November 07, 2018 02:40 PM

Ilhan Omar took part in a discussion Wednesday morning about the impact the midterm could have on the political landscape moving forward. She was joined by leaders on the Republican side as well.

"I think the message really was that we do not like to be pushed around, and Americans wanted to say that we decide what kind of country we are and how we want to operate," said Omar.

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The University of Minnesota hosted the panel that gave post-election analysis. Several people were on the panel with Omar, including Ben Golnik with the Minnesota House Republican Caucus and former Congressman Vin Weber.


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The university has made it a tradition to hold panels the day after a major election.

"I think there was a clear rejection to the politics of fear and division. I think there was a push towards a more inclusive society because even if you look across not only the state, but the country, the kind of candidates that won I think also says something. We have about 100 women who are soon going to be sworn into Congress," said Omar.

"Given the high levels of turnout, you have to say the president motivated both sides considerably, but the Democrats won," said Weber.

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