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A viral video shows Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., arriving to a chorus of mockery and booing a mostly Somali crowd in her home state over the July 4 weekend.
Omar, 39, made an appearance at Somali singer Soldaan Seraar’s concert at the Target Center in Minneapolis on Saturday night, but not everyone was happy to see her.
Omar shared a 14-second clip of her and husband Tim Mynett stepping out on stage, but longer videos – which have been circulating on social media – include people chanting “get out!” and tell the Democrat to “get the f— out of here.”
The videos don’t show what sparked such a strong response, but Newsweek reported that some blamed Omar’s support for abortion and LGBTQ rights for the backlash.
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Omar was one of the representatives to appear at pro-choice rallies in Washington, D.C., following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade on June 24.
“In nearly half of this country, states are prepared to ban abortion,” Omar said during a protest at Union Station. “To ban abortion altogether. It means that if you are sick, if you are raped, there is incest, you are obliged to have this baby or die,” he added.
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Omar has also remained a strong supporter of more aggressive legislative measures to protect abortion rights, such as ending the filibuster so Congress can try to codify abortion rights into federal or state law. enlargement of the Supreme Court to provide it with more liberal judges.
Fox News’ Adam Sabes contributed to this report.