Ilhan Abdullahi Omar is the Somali-born freshman U.S. congresswoman for Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District. Omar, who previously served one term in the Minnesota House of Representatives prior to her ascension to the U.S. Congress, is the first Somali-American to serve in Congress. She is an unapologetic political leftist and a member of the far-left so-called “Squad” along with fellow freshman congresswomen Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA).