Ilhan Omar said Joe Biden is not the right candidate for “progress.”
The Minnesota congresswoman Ilhan Omar, one of four new members of the House of Representatives, gave the keynote speech. She demanded “a president who realises we are not just fighting for one election, we are fighting for the very soul of our democracy and what society we want to become”.
Asked by the Guardian if Biden could be that candidate, Omar was less than optimistic.
“There are few people who fit into the kind of progress that we all want to see in this country,” Omar said. “And I would say he is not one of them.
“I think it has been very clear to many of the people who have been creating the kind of movement that is exciting generations, that we want somebody who really has a plan that is going to tackle a lot of the systematic challenges that we have, and he doesn’t.”