In an interview with Breitbart News, Cicely Davis explained why she’s running for Congress to replace Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar in Minnesota.
Davis says her goal is to prevent the radial transformation of Minneapolis and America.
Minneapolis recently rejected a radical measure in the state to defund and nearly abolish the police force.
Davis responded, “There was an assumption that because [Ilhan Omar] backed it, and because Keith Ellison backed it and promoted it, that it would go through. And so I think there was a complacency there, but the people stood up.”
“Just to remind the people, my district is 63% liberal, and so this is the significance of them voting against, at 57% of the voters, voted against saying they wanted more police presence, not less.”
“And so the reality is, is that progressives have been using this public safety reform as a Trojan horse for the radical transformation of America and the Minneapolis people stood up and said, ‘no’, and that to me is absolutely shocking.”
She continued, “And so the way to beat her is right now I would need to ride this wave. Again, what happened on election Tuesday so that common sense is finally starting to kick in. I’m having conversations in liberal living rooms is what I’m calling my tour right now.”
“And what they’re telling me is that you know what, we don’t feel that she actually cares about what we care about those kitchen table issues.”
“What’s costing more at the gas tank, putting money in the gas tank, what’s costing more to buy groceries, you’re getting less than your paycheck, which means that we have to take away from you know, electives like taekwondo fees and piano lessons and sports and things like that.”
Explaining the difference between Omar and herself, Davis said, “She’s for defunding of police in Minneapolis. She’s also for defunding the Iron Dome in Israel. She clearly has a problem with her constituents and our allies and protecting themselves.”
“Omar loves to hold hostages. She led the squad in voting against the infrastructure bill because the even more expensive, bankrupt America Act didn’t pass first.”
“She’s not at all listening or bowing to the will of her constituents in this district. I’m stepping up to hold her to accountable. I apologetically stand with our allies in Israel, and I’m standing up against the anti-semitism agenda that’s going on in this country.”
Davis concluded the interview by saying, “We need someone who can come in and kind of calm things down and be a real champion for this district. But leave people to where, you know, there’s common sense and there is a way that we can work together, stand shoulder to shoulder and really represent and change the narrative for Minnesota.”