Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden doesn’t have what it takes to tackle a lot of the systematic challenges the United States faces, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., told the Guardian over the weekend.
“There are few people who fit into the kind of progress that we all want to see in this country,” Omar told the news outlet during an event at the Iowa People’s Presidential Forum Saturday. “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.”
The forum, organized by progressive groups, hosted 2020 White House hopefuls Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg and Julian Castro.
Omar during her speech demanded “a president who realizes 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.”