Betty McCollum

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Betty McCollum
Betty McCollum, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg
U.S. Representative from Minnesota's 4th Congressional District
From: January 3, 2001 – present
Predecessor Bruce Vento
Successor Incumbent (no successor)
Former State Representative from Minnesota's 55B District
From: January 5, 1993 – January 3, 2001
Predecessor Harriet McPherson
Successor Scott Wasiluk
Party Democrat (DFL)
Religion Roman Catholic

Betty L. McCollum, born July 12, 1954 (age 68), is a former teacher and sales manager currently representing Minnesota's 4th congressional district. A leftist and member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, she was elected in 2000 in the heavily liberal area and re-elected by large margins since. McCollum has been noted for her anti-Israel advocacy[1] similar to fellow colleagues Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib. She is also a co-sponsor of the far-left Green New Deal proposal.[2]

An arrogant liberal, McCollum has attacked critics as "anti-American" and "inciting hate, racism, and intolerance" for playing a video clip of her refusing to say "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance.[3]

U.S. House of Representatives

2010 election

Rep. McCollum faced a strong challenge from pro-life conservative Republican Teresa Collett in the 2010 Midterm Elections, where she had been noted for ducking debates.[4] While managing to win in the strongly left-wing district, McCollum's margin of victory was only half of what they previously had been.[5]

2020 election

McCollum ran for and easily won re-election in 2020 to an eleventh term in office,[6] defeating Republican opponent Gene Rechtzigel by a landslide with over 60% of the vote.[7]


Trump era

Despite having once been regarded as a relatively quiet member of Congress, McCollum became more outspoken during the Trump era due to TDS,[8] though she did not join far-left then-representative Keith Ellison's boycott of Trump's 2017 inauguration.[9] She co-sponsored a proposal to impeach the president in January 2018,[10][11] and voted in favor of the impeachment coup in December 2019.[12]

Rep. McCollum voted in favor of the far-left Equality Act.[13]

McCollum in mid-February 2020 voted in favor of removing the ratification deadline for the Equal Rights Amendment, joining all House Democrats.[14]

Following Donald Trump's successes in the killing of several Iranian leaders directly associated with terrorism, McCollum and other congressional Democrats backed legislation to curb Trump's war powers.[15]

During the coronavirus pandemic, McCollum joined the majority of House Democrats in voting in favor of the "HEROES Act",[16] a highly partisan pork barrel bill.[17] The legislation contained proposals to bail out the Postal Service and was noted for being over 1,800 pages long.

Anti-Israel record

McCollum, also referred to as "BDS Betty",[18] holds a strong record of promoting anti-Zionist causes. In 2006, she voted against the Palestinian Anti-Terrorism Act of 2006, which restricts U.S. relations with the Palestinians if they continue to be controlled by Hamas.[19] She introduced a bill in 2017 to halt U.S. aid to Israel,[20] calling the latter's policies "apartheid" at a pro-Palestinian conference.[21] McCollum was among only seventeen U.S. representatives in late July 2019 to vote against an anti-BDS resolution.[22] After being the subject of a harsh attack by the AIPAC in February 2020, she accused the pro-Israel organization of "weaponizing anti-Semitism" and called them a "hate group".[23]

Along with two dozen other progressive Democrats in 2015, McCollum boycotted a speech given by Benjamin Netanyahu on the survival of Israel.[24] Later that year, she and several other House colleagues attended a prayer service at a mosque with connections to radical terrorists.[25]

In late November 2020, McCollum participated at an American Muslims for Palestine conference alongside bigoted far-leftists Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, where several people with ties to terrorists had been present.[26]

Political positions

According to On the Issues, McCollum is a consistent leftist who is staunchly pro-abortion, a supporter of the homosexual agenda, pro Gun control, and a proponent of illegal immigration.[27]


  1. Betty McCollum - Jewish Guide to U.S. Politics
  2. H.Res.109 - Recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal.
  3. Disgusting… Radical Rep. McCollum Says Tea Partiers Are Anti-American & Racist Haters For Posting Video of Her Omitting "Under God" From Pledge
  4. Two references:
  5. Minnnesota - Election Results 2010
  6. U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum prepares for an 11th term
  7. Minnesota Election Results: Fourth Congressional District
  8. They called her invisible. Then Trump won the White House
  9. While Ellison skips, most Democrats will attend inauguration
  11. Betty McCollum talks ‘sea change’ over impeachment, her role, and what she says to her Republican colleagues
  12. H Res 755 - Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors - National Key Vote
  13. HR 5 - Equality Act - National Key Vote
  14. H J Res 79 - Removing the deadline for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment - National Key Vote
  15. S J Res 68 - A joint resolution to direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities against the Islamic Republic of Iran that have not been authorized by Congress - National Key Vote
  16. HR 925 - The Heroes Act - National Key Vote
  17. EDITORIAL: Democrats’ HEROES Act an embarrassment of pork, liberal policies
  18. Antisemite Of The Week: Betty McCollum - aka BDS Betty
  19. Lawmaker, Aipac Feud After Fight Over Hamas Bill
  20. Bill withhold military aid to Israel over Palestinian children detention
  21. Rep. Betty McCollum: “It’s Called Apartheid”
  22. Who voted ‘no’ on the House resolution opposing Israel boycott movement
  23. What’s behind Rep. Betty McCollum’s most recent run-in with AIPAC
  24. 26 ANTI-JEW DEMOCRATS to Boycott Netanyahu’s Speech on Survival of Israel
  25. UNBELIEVABLE: Democrats Agree To Prayer Service At Mosque WITH 9/11 CONNECTION
  26. Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib & Betty McCollum Participate in Conference with Terror Funders, Antisemites
  27. Betty McCollum on the Issues

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