Ilhan Omar Voted Against Bill To Block Terrorists From Benefiting From Their Crimes In Minnesota

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You can run but you cannot hide from your past and one guesses Ilhan Omar will be doing a lot of running as more and more comes out about her.

In some rather curious news, it seems when Omar was a Minnesota State Representative she made a very weird vote.

It is a head-scratcher to be sure and if there is an innocent explanation Omar should come forward and clear the air.

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Because she was one of only two reps to vote against the bill that would block terrorists or from profiting off their crimes via life insurance.

The issue came to a head after the San Bernadino Syed Farook mother tried to collect the insurance policy he made certain was valid before he killed 14 people.

The bill passed with 127-2 vote, Omar was one of only two who voted against it. Why?

From The Minnesota Legislature: Sponsored by Rep. Joe Hoppe (R-Chaska), HF1397 was passed, as amended, 127-2 by the House Thursday and heads to the Senate where Sen. Warren Limmer (R-Maple Grove) is the sponsor.

The bill comes in response to Syed Farook’s shooting rampage in San Bernardino, Calif., in December 2015 that killed 14 people and injured 22. Authorities suggest Farook made sure his life insurance policies worth $275,000 were valid before the incident.

After Farook died in a shootout with police, his mother fought to remain the beneficiary of those life insurance policies.

Hoppe said terrorists “should not benefit” from taking out a life insurance policy. “You should not be able to provide for your heirs or whoever you want by increasing your life insurance policy.”

Rep. John Lesch (DFL-St. Paul) raised concerns about an amendment added to the bill, which doesn’t require a terrorist conviction in court to limit payment to beneficiaries, saying insurance companies could use the provision for other claim denials. Lesch and Rep. Ilhan Omar (DFL-Mpls) were the lone “nay” votes.

By definition, terrorism is a violent felony that involves premeditation and intends to terrorize others or disrupt government, business or lawful assembly.

Rep. Laurie Halverson (DFL-Eagan) said it was “unfortunate” these bills have to be passed, but added that this safeguard will help keep insurance rates down.

“If people are using nefarious purposes to take out life in policies and unjustly enrich their beneficiaries… that’s going to have a very big impact on ratepayers,” Halverson said.

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