Ilhan Omar calls for “dismantling” of U.S. "economy and political systems" in order to end “oppression”

by Peter Heck · Jul 8th, 2020 8:09 am

Last Updated Jul 9th, 2020 at 4:39 pm

Following her previous appeal to reconstruct the American criminal justice system after the death of George Floyd, Representative Ilhan Omar has now called for the "dismantling" of the United States "economy and political systems."

Speaking to members of the Minnesota People of Color and Indigenous Caucus Tuesday, the polarizing congresswoman claimed that "we cannot stop" with just defunding the police and demolishing the American system of justice.

"As long as our economy and political systems prioritize profit without considering who is profiting, who is being shut out, we will perpetuate this inequality," Omar said. "So we cannot stop at the criminal justice system. We must begin the work of dismantling the whole system of oppression, wherever we find it."

The self-described democratic socialist, who has praised Depression-era president Franklin Roosevelt for implementing changes that "brought about real prosperity," claims that only by unraveling the U.S. economy would "the whole system of oppression" be undone.


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