NPR Anchor Surprised: Black Congresswoman Went ‘No Comment’ About Ilhan Omar

Posted on March 13, 2019 11:04 pm

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On Tuesday’s Morning Edition newscast, NPR host Steve Inskeep interviewed freshman Rep. Lauren Underwood, who narrowly defeated conservative Rep. Randy Hultgren in November. Inskeep touted how she’s rare as a young black woman who represents a mostly-white district in suburbs and exurbs around Chicago. But boy, did she NOT want to talk about her fellow freshman Ilhan Omar.