America's First Somali Lawmaker Votes Against Ending Life Insurance Payouts To TerroristsChris Menahan
Apr. 26, 2017
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Ilhan Omar, America's first Somali lawmaker who was hailed by the media last year for "making history," just voted against a Minnesota bill to deny life insurance payouts to terrorists and their beneficiaries.
She burst on the scene last August when she upset a 44-year incumbent Democrat in the Minnesota state primary elections to become the nation’s first female Muslim state legislator.She's literally representing her constituents.
...The Minnesota insurance bill was introduced by Rep. Joe Hoppe, R-Chaska, in response to Syed Farook’s jihadist rampage in San Bernardino, California, in December 2015 in which he shot and killed 14 people and injured 22 at an office Christmas party. Farook made sure his life insurance policies worth $275,000 were valid before conducting the deadly shooting with help from his wife, Tashfeen Malik.
After Farook died in a shootout with police, his mother fought to remain the beneficiary of the life insurance policies. The insurance company balked and the case has gone to court.This is progress, folks. Our diversity is our strength.
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