Chris Kelley (shown above right), who announced he’s aiming for the congressional seat held by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) (above left), slammed the progressive lawmaker for abandoning her Minnesota constituents — and referred to her as an “absentee landlord.”
Kelley, who currently works as an officer for the Minneapolis Police Department and was a 27-year veteran of the U.S. Army and Army Reserves, made the comments during an interview on Thursday morning on “Fox & Friends: First.”
He explained that as a police officer, he has the ability to talk to people as he works the streets.
And they don’t like what they’re seeing from Omar.
Whether it’s people within her Somali community or “just everybody else I come in contact with,” Kelley believes the people of her district have grown tired of Omar’s acting like a rock star instead of working for the people.
“She’s traveling the world. She’s fighting the president on Twitter. She’s not doing anything in the district,” Kelley said, relaying complaints from the people he’d like to represent.
“And, I can say firsthand, the homelessness, the opioid problems, and other issues aren’t improving.”
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Kelley also took Omar and Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey to task for using political intimidation tactics to try to prevent a rally for President Donald Trump at the Target Center in Minnesota.
Frey managed to get the facility to charge the president’s campaign $530,000 for security — when former President Barack Obama was only charged $20,000.
….In fact, the “Cops For Trump” T-shirt Web Site CRASHED because of incredible volume, but is now back up and running. Proceeds go to the Police Union Charities. See you on Thursday night in Minneapolis!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 8, 2019
“Both [Frey] and Ilhan Omar are speaking against the president coming here today [meaning Thursday] and I think that will embolden certain groups to come out and to try and cause problems,” Kelley explained.
Kelley also noted on Twitter that the two Democratic officials are putting officers in danger by “weaponizing citizen safety for political reasons.”
.As soon as @realDonaldTrump announced MN rally @Jacob_Frey & @IlhanMN poured fuel on the flames political discord. Freedom of speech is guaranteed in the US Constitution, mayhem, violence & anarchy are not. Never fear the @MinneapolisPD & I are equal …