A Somali refugee and U.S. Army veteran is running to unseat Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) in an effort to increase funding for the police, secure American borders, and preserve the American dream she is now living.
Shukri Abdirahman, who is a mother of three from Minnesota, announced her bid to unseat the Omar earlier this week, and spoke to “Fox & Friends First” co-host Todd Piro regarding her effort to represent the 5th Congressional District as a Republican. She said Omar’s far-left agenda is “upsetting to see” when it comes to illegal immigration.
“I gave my life to this country for 10 and a half years, I put my life on the line for the ideals of America, the America that I got used to, the America that I was proud to put my life on the line and I came here legally as a refugee,” Abdirahman said.
Abdirahman said she waited in the “slums of Kenya” to go through vetting procedures to come to the U.S. legally.
Abdirahman Tweeted “I have never forgotten and never will forget what America gave to me. I took an oath when I became a citizen, and I took an oath when I joined the U.S. Armed Forces. Those oaths I took both ended in “so help me God” and neither of them expire.”
“I don’t believe that vetting is racist,” Abdirahman stated. “I don’t believe securing our borders are racist. People need to come the right way and our nation needs to be kept safe.” She added, “All our politicians, government leaders have a responsibility to protect our sovereign nation and our people.”
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