Beauty queen who fled Iraq, became US citizen wants to upend leftists like AOC, Ilhan Omar as a member of Congress

The beauty queen who fled Iraq and became an American citizen
told Fox News On Monday, she hopes to take on leftists like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar as members of Congress.

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Salah Idan was born in Baghdad, lived under Saddam Hussein’s dictatorship and worked as an interpreter for the US military during the Iraq War, the cable network said. She was also Miss Iraq in 2017, but she quickly fled her home country and she became a US citizen, Fox News added.

But while she wants to fight “The Squad” and other leftists in the Capitol, Idan is not a Republican.

“Let’s be perfectly clear, I stand by old school classic liberal values, but how people like Ilhan Omar, AOC, ‘The Squad’ I have to say something when I see how they are trying to pull the party into the extreme left,” Idan told Cable Network.

She added, “Far left voices like ‘The Squad’ are very loud and talk a lot. They get a lot of media attention, but I think a lot of Democrats don’t.” . We love this country and want to make it better. ”

Idan, 33, told Fox News that her status as a Muslim immigrant woman is far from being in the Democratic majority and she wants to reduce it a little: , just like me. We are thinking, but we have no voice. “

The Los Angeles resident added to the cable network that if elected, she would prioritize issues such as soaring crime and inflation and failed foreign and domestic policies.

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Idan has previously accused Islamist extremists of anti-Semitism, saying they are promoting hatred of Jews as a way to gain power in the Middle East. She even came under fire from the Iraqi media when she posted a selfie of her with Miss Israel, Adder Gandelsmann, at a pageant in Las Vegas in 2017.

“I was on Miss Universe and took a selfie with Miss Israel. Because of that, the Iraqi government decided to revoke my Iraqi citizenship from me,” Idan said at the time. said in an interview. “Basically, my family ended up leaving Iraq. I had to leave Iraq just to take a selfie with Miss Israel.”

Idan told the cable network that many Americans don’t perceive privilege simply by living in America, and because of where she’s from, it’s easier to see that.

“[Other Americans] An immigrant, from Iraq, living under a dictatorship, without a voice, without any rights, unable to even raise concerns. came here [and] I am treated equally by everyone I meet on the street. I have a voice, I have a platform,” she added to her Fox News. There are countless reasons to be a proud American, and sadly, I think many take it for granted. ”

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