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Democrat Congresswomen: We Should Destroy The Entire American System

Jeff Katz
July 09, 2020 - 2:23 pm
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Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) seemed to echo the comments of fellow Democrat "Squad" member Ilhan Omar (D-MN), who called for "dismantling the whole system of oppression" in the United States.

My sister @IlhanMN said it best: We must begin with dismantling the whole system of oppression wherever we find it," Tlaib wrote on Twitter Tuesday. "Pass it on."

Earlier on Tuesday at a press conference on "systemic racism," Omar said it was time to dismantle all economic and political institutions in the U.S. in addition to the police.

"As long as our economy and political systems prioritize profit without considering who is profiting, who is being shut out, we will perpetuate this inequity," she said. "So we cannot stop at the criminal justice system."

"We must begin the work of dismantling the whole system of oppression wherever we find it," she added.

Last month, Omar voiced her support for the Minneapolis City Council decision to defund the city's police department, calling it "rotten to the root."

"You can't really reform a department that is rotten to the root. What you can do is rebuild," she told CNN State of the Union host Jake Tapper. "This is our opportunity, you know, as a city, to come together, have the conversation of what public safety looks like, who enforces the most dangerous crimes that take place in our community."