The Republican Party is the place you go when you have some serious skeletons in your closet, and this has been proven time and again throughout modern history. The character of the politicians who call themselves Republican has come under great scrutiny a multitude of times, and they have no one to blame but themselves.
Ilhan Omar is widely hated among Republicans, mainly because she is a brown Muslim woman who wasn’t born in America. Omar’s criticism of Trump has earned her much racism and xenophobia from white conservatives.
You’d think Republicans would find someone better than Danielle Stella to try to take Omar out of the equation. Stella is now the laughing stock of the internet after it was revealed Saturday that Stella is being sought for charges of shoplifting.
According to Talking Points Memo:
Republican challenger, Danielle Stella, who failed to appear in court after she was charged with theft.
Staffers at the Hennepin County District Court and the county sheriff’s office confirmed to TPM that a judge had issued an arrest warrant after Stella skipped her hearing on October 31.
Stella has probably been watching the current president, which made her think that she too could just ignore the law without any repercussion. Why else would she just skip out on court and go on about her business?
Jeremy Zoss, a representative for the local sheriff’s department says that:
“We can confirm that she does have an active felony theft warrant in Hennepin County.”
An active felony warrant, and she still hasn’t been picked up. The report states that “Stella allegedly shoplifted over $2,000 worth of items from Target in January 2019, then approximately $40 in “cat merchandise” from a grocery store several months later.”
Stella of course denied the original report from The Guardian claiming that she was a thief. Stella responded:
“I am not guilty of these crimes. In this country I am innocent until proven guilty and that is the law.”
You may remember that Stella is the same Republican who was banned by Twitter over racist, xenophobic rants against Omar. If you are on Twitter, you also know the disgusting rhetoric that is allowed on the platform, which means that Stella’s tweets were abhorrent. The final straw for Twitter was when Stella demanded Omar be “hanged” for treason against America.
Stella said about the ban:
“My suspension for advocating for the enforcement of federal code proves Twitter will always side with and fight to protect terrorists, traitors, pedophiles and rapists.”
This response speaks volumes of the disgusting lengths at which Danielle Stella will go to try to smear the reputation of Ilhan Omar, even if it means getting her killed in the process. This kind of irresponsible behavior should not be ignored.