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Ilhan Omar on Trump Voters: ‘Ignorance Really Is Pervasive in Many Parts of This Country’

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) on Tuesday castigated supporters of President Donald Trump by claiming America’s problem with ignorance is “pervasive.”

Omar appeared on the Nation’s “Next Left” podcast with host John Nichols to discuss various issues, including the intelligence of Trump supporters.

Pompeo: We Will Not Allow Iran to Hide Behind Its Proxy Forces

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said during a Tuesday interview that the United States will not allow Iran “to hide behind its proxy forces” in its offenses against American interests in the Middle East.

“We’ve made clear that we will not allow Iran to hide behind its proxy forces,” Pompeo said on the Hugh Hewitt show. “But if American interests are attacked, whether by Iran directly or through its proxy forces, we will respond in an appropriate way against Iran.”

Swalwell at Pro-Choice Rally: It Was My Wife’s Decision to Have Children

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D., Calif.) told a pro-choice rally in Washington Tuesday that while he and his wife were the proud parents of two children, having them in the end was “her choice.”

Swalwell spoke near the Capitol in response to recent pro-life laws passed in states like Alabama and Georgia, which have attracted court challenges and national attention from progressives fearing Roe v. Wade could be overturned.

VIDEO: Ernst Challenger Says Her Military Experience is a Disadvantage

An Iowa Democrat running to unseat Sen. Joni Ernst (R., Iowa) said during his campaign launch that the first-term senator and combat veteran’s military experience has hamstrung her ability to serve in the U.S. Senate.

Eddie Mauro, a Des Moines man with no military experience, told supporters at his campaign launch that Ernst was conditioned by the military to “fall in line,” according to video of the event obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

Federal Efforts to Secure Key Cities From Mass Terror Attack Found Faulty

A federal investigation into a nationwide program to secure America’s top cities from a mass terror attack has found that the Department of Homeland Security has not adequately tracked local progress in detecting threats and cannot provide assurances that cities participating in the program can sustain efforts to thwart terror attacks.

Gillibrand: ‘I Will Work to Overturn the Hyde Amendment’

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D., NY) said she will work to repeal the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits federal funding of abortion except in cases of rape, incest, or when the mother’s life is endangered, during an appearance on CNN Right Now on Tuesday.

Gillibrand outlined several policies to protect abortion access she would work towards enacting.