The Minnesota Sun reported that Jenkins, a poet and artist from Minneapolis, was rumored to be a potential challenger to replace Ilhan Omar in 2020.
Jenkins, who is also Vice President of the Minneapolis City Council, is best known for being the first African-American transgender woman to be elected to the U.S. public office. She drew attention in January after calling a press conference to address her experience of being chastened for handing out political literature at a Minneapolis coffee shop.
That first Jenkins challenge report came after Omar indicated that Jewish cash was to blame for Israel’s bipartisan assistance, commonly criticized as a “long-standing anti-Semitic trope and one of the pillars of contemporary anti-Semitism.”
This potential challenge is not the first facing Omar amid accusations that she once married her brother.