Omar’s GOP Challenger Was Arrested For Allegedly Shoplifting At A Target

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 25: Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) speaks at a press conference outside the U.S. Capitol July 25, 2019 in Washington, DC. Omar introduced the ZERO WASTE Act, which would create a federal grant program t... WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 25: Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) speaks at a press conference outside the U.S. Capitol July 25, 2019 in Washington, DC. Omar introduced the ZERO WASTE Act, which would create a federal grant program to help local governments invest in waste reduction initiatives. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) MORE LESS
|
July 25, 2019 6:57 p.m.
JOIN TPM FOR JUST $1

Danielle Stella, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN)’s Republican challenger, has apparently had a few run-ins with the law this year.

According to court filings as detailed by the Guardian, Danielle Stella was arrested twice this year on shoplifting charges.

Stella was first arrested on January 8 for allegedly stealing items valued up to $2,327.97 from Target. Then she was arrested again on April 28 for allegedly shoplifting $40.46 worth of “cat merchandise” and cat food from a grocery store.

“I am not guilty of these crimes,” Stella told the Guardian. “In this country I am innocent until proven guilty and that is the law.”

Under the “Immigration” section on Stella’s campaign site, the candidate writes that she doesn’t support illegal immigration because “I believe in the laws of the land, authored and enacted by Congress.”

Stella’s social media presence also indicated that the Republican may be a QAnon conspiracy theory supporter, though a former staffer claimed it’s all an act to attract voters.

Comments
Masthead Masthead
Editor & Publisher:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Senior Editor:
Special Projects Editor:
Investigations Desk:
Reporter:
Senior Newswriters:
Newswriters:
Editor at Large:
General Manager & General Counsel:
Executive Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Publishing Associate:
Front-End Developer:
Senior Designer: