(CNSNews.com) - Rep. Ilhan Omar (D.-Minn.) spoke at a rally for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I.-Vt.) at the University of Minnesota on Sunday where she described the sort of America for which Sanders is fighting.
This included a commitment to religious freedom. “An America where people were free to worship the God they believed in or no God at all with the knowledge that that freedom is enshrined in our Constitution,” she said.
Here is an excerpt from Omar’s address:
“When I was a young girl living in a refugee camp, I had an expectation and hope of an America I would one day find. The America we were taught about--we learned about in school. An America where every single person had the opportunity for a better life. An America where those fleeing oppression and violence around the world could find refuge.
“Where we would not be judged based on our ethnicity, our race, but we would be welcomed with open arms, given the opportunity to create our own destiny.
“An America where people were free to worship the God they believed in or no God at all with the knowledge that that freedom is enshrined in our Constitution.
“And most of all an America that is guided by universal values. That America we deserve. That America is the America Bernie is fighting for.”