Rep Omar seems to be professional when it comes to putting her foot in her mouth. This year she has marginalized 9/11 and made some antisemitic remarks. Now she has revealed that when she decided to run for office, it was not to better America or the lives of her future constituents. She was looking to help herself financially. Omar admitted that a big reason as to why she ran for office was to find a way to get rid of her student loans.
“I am one of 45 million [Americans who owe student debt] and it has been part of my journey and one of the reasons that drove me to run for office,” Omar said. “I also have a daughter — not only do I have student debt, but I have a daughter that is going to college in two years and so the realness of this burden that we all feel shackled with has been real for me.”
“Omar introduced legislation in June that would cancel upward of $1.6 trillion in student debt, forgiving outstanding federal and private student loans.”
“As someone who is part of the debt generation, I wanted to make sure that we were creating a proposal that would alleviate the kind of stress that people are dealing with, so what we are proposing is a simple cancellation of all debt, public and private,” Omar said of the proposed legislation. She further added that the program would be paid for by adding “a small financial transaction to speculators on Wall Street.”
Her nasty statements about 9/11 and Jewish people make more sense now. She is not in office to worry about American’s welfare, but instead to get rid of those pesky student loans that have been bothering her.