“She’s traveling the world. She’s fighting the president on Twitter. She’s not doing anything in the district. And, I can say firsthand, the homelessness, the opioid problems, and other issues aren’t improving,” said Chris Kelley a Minneapolis police officer running against Rep.Ilhan Omar in 2020 election.
“Ilhan Omar is an absentee landlord in her home state and residents aren’t happy,” continued Kelley.
The 2020 is “going to be a totally different animal,” continued Chris Kelley, “you’re going to have a lot of people coming out, and I think we have an excellent chance of coming out on top.”
“Both [Mayor Jacob Frey] and Ilhan Omar are speaking against the president coming here today and I think that will embolden certain groups to come out and to try and cause problems,” Kelley explained.
He tweeted that the actions of the two Democratic representatives are putting officers in danger by “weaponizing citizen safety for political reasons.”
.As soon as @realDonaldTrump announced MN rally @Jacob_Frey & @IlhanMN poured fuel on the flames political discord. Freedom of speech is guaranteed in the US Constitution, mayhem, violence & anarchy are not. Never fear the @MinneapolisPD & I are equal opportunity arresters
— Chris Kelley (@ChrisKelleyMN) October 9, 2019
“The citizens do not deserve a disruptive environment. Or, the attendees do not. they should be able to come and enjoy the rally, and come and go without being hindered by anybody. So, it’s a concern,” continued Chris Kelley.