Omar Brings ‘Perspective of a Foreigner’ to Congress

Rep. Ilhan Omar told her hometown newspaper in Minnesota on Tuesday that she brings “the perspective of a foreigner” to U.S. foreign policy.

“The Somali-born Minnesota Democrat, saying she brings ‘the perspective of a foreigner’ to her new role, believes that American foreign policy needs to be changed in fundamental ways,” The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported. She added that U.S. foreign policy needs “something equivalent to the Green New Deal.”

“She’d like to see a vastly downscaled U.S. military presence around the world, and much less direct intervention in the domestic politics of other countries,” added The Star-Tribune, which quoted Omar as calling for the U.S. to lead “with moral conviction” through “diplomacy, in cultural and economic exchange.”