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JACQUELINE LUQMAN: Hi, I’m Jacqueline Luqman with The Real News Network, in front of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. I’m here today at the rally to defend Representative Ilhan Omar.

KEEANGA-YAMAHTTA TAYLOR: The lack of meaningful support from Omar coming from her own party, the Democratic Party, necessitated a much stronger response, because we know that the attacks on Omar are not just about her. I mean, in many ways, they are about her as a Black woman, as a refugee, as an immigrant. And, you know, as someone with politics that really stand outside the norm in Washington. But it’s also an attack on people who embody those politics, people who embody those identities, who often have politics that are critical of the status quo in the political establishment.

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