Georgia freshman Dem does not list Omar donation on election filing

Georgia freshman Dem does not list Omar donation on election filing
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Rep. Lucy McBathLucia (Lucy) Kay McBathHouse Judiciary Democrats ask Pence to invoke 25th Amendment to remove Trump On The Trail: Eight takeaways from Georgia's stunning election results Maloney vows to overhaul a House Democratic campaign machine 'stuck in the past' MORE’s (D-Ga.) reelection campaign did not list a $2,000 donation from Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarDemocrats poised to impeach Trump again Pence opposes removing Trump under 25th Amendment: reports Pelosi vows to impeach Trump again — if Pence doesn't remove him first MORE (D-Minn.) on its latest Federal Election Commission (FEC) filing. 

The donation was absent from McBath's first-quarter filing, even though Omar’s campaign said in its own filing that it made the contribution to the fellow freshman lawmaker on March 27.


The McBath campaign did not have an official response to a request for comment from The Hill. Omar's campaign did not respond to a request for comment.

The McBath campaign told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Wednesday that the donation was not accepted.

The missing Omar donation in McBath's filing comes after Dan McCready, the Democratic candidate in the hotly contested House race for North Carolina’s 9th District, refunded a donation from Omar, according to FEC filings. 

Omar has been the focus on national scrutiny over comments she made that were criticized as being anti-semitic.

She was also recently attacked by President TrumpDonald TrumpNYT: Rep. Perry played role in alleged Trump plan to oust acting AG Arizona GOP censures top state Republicans McCain, Flake and Ducey Biden and UK prime minister discuss NATO, multilateralism during call MORE, who shared an edited video with remarks she had made about the 9/11 attacks.

However, Trump's sharing of the video elicited an angry response from Democrats, including most of the 2020 contenders, who accused the president of racism and of inciting violence. 

Omar is a first-term lawmaker who immigrated to the United States from Somalia.

McBath last year flipped a Georgia House seat that had been in Republican hands for over three decades. She had previously made headlines after deciding to run for Congress to advocate for gun control reform after her teenage son was shot and killed.

Her district, which covers many of Atlanta’s northern suburbs, hosts large Jewish communities in Sandy Springs and east Cobb County, according to the Journal-Constitution.