Ilhan Omar's 9/11 Remark Convinced a Veteran to Run for Office. Now He's Gunnin' for Her Seat



In case you haven’t heard, Quad Squad member Ilhan Omar is getting some competition in the form of Desert Storm vet Chris Kelley.

The Minnesota police officer is new to the political arena, but he’s aiming to replace what he deems someone severely lacking in love of country.


Chris appeared on Fox Friday to talk about his run for Representative.

Host Brian Kilmeade asked why a guy with his background would wanna throw his hat into the ring:

“Chris, you don’t really have political experience, but you certainly have patriotism with your background in law enforcement and the military. What caused you to jump in this mostly Democratic district as an independent?”

The aspiring congressman broke some big news: He was motivated to oust Ilhan by her comment on September 11th — which some have labeled disgraceful:

“I was inspired by the 9/11 comments. Look, three thousand Americans died and many more first responders died responding to this. It was very dismissive and very disrespectful; I figured you can complain or you can try and do something. So here’s an opportunity to jump in the race and try and make a difference.”

But can Chris win? Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District ain’t exactly a hotbed of conservatism.


Here’s what he had to say:

“It is a heavily Democratic area. However, that being said, I think the lack of action by Congressperson Omar will allow me — there’ll be a lot of disaffected Democrats and there will also be Republicans who are dissatisfied with the congresswoman not doing anything. This gives me the opportunity, like I said, to make a difference, like I said. I’m on the ground here every day, I see the people, and this gives me an opportunity to make a difference and continue to serve.”

But wait — there’s more: Omar’s district is the #1 terrorist recruitment area of the United States (here).

That doesn’t sound like a waiting hug for Officer Kelley.

But he thinks she’s stinkin’ up the joint, and people are noticing:

“Well, she’s campaigning everywhere else. Now she’s in California; now she’s overseas; she’s not in the district. And people are noticing. Many people have said to me, what is she doing for us? She seems to be worried about her own celebrity and making the news. She’s not doing the job.”

So what’s Chris got that voters will like? He explained to Brian:

“I’m on the ground every day; I talk to people; I see the problems like drug use, homelessness, terrorist recruitment that’s going on. The people in the district need a voice, and I am somebody who’s not embroiled in controversy the way she is.”


As stated by Fox, Chris “has collected eleven military medals as a 27-year veteran of the U.S. Army and Army Reserves and clocked more than 36,000 hours patrolling the Minnesota streets as a 20-year veteran of the Minneapolis Police Force.”

And he wants to see the law enforced at the border:

“Immigration is a big issue right now. I believe in having a secure border; if you don’t have a country you don’t have a border and our border agents are doing a great job, but they are being overwhelmed and Congress isn’t giving them the tools they need. But I would also like to see a pathway to citizenship for those under DACA; they couldn’t help they were brought here and need a shot to be able to stay here.”

To some, Chris’s ideas undoubtedly seem insane. And the guy has no political experience.

Sounds perfect.




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