Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Sunday that she’s taken steps to make sure the security of Rep. Ilhan Omar following President Trump’s tweet of a video that, according to critics, showed the Minnesota Democrat being dismissive of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
The California Democrat likewise got in touch with Trump to take down the video. That exact same day, the video was no longer pinned to the top of Trump’s Twitter feed, although it was not clear whether it was because of Pelosi’s demand.
Pelosi was among numerous Democrats who had criticized Trump over the tweet, with some accusing him of attempting to prompt violence versus the Muslim legislator.
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The White Home protected Trump earlier Sunday, stating the president had a duty to highlight Omar’s history of comments that others have found offending and that he wished no “ill will” upon the first-term legislator.
Pelosi, who was traveling in London, released a statement stating she had spoken to congressional authorities after Trump’s tweet “to ensure that Capitol Authorities are carrying out a security assessment to protect Congresswoman Omar, her household and her staff.”
” They will continue to keep an eye on and attend to the hazards she faces,” the speaker said. She contacted Trump to discourage such habits.
” The President’s words weigh a ton, and his despiteful and inflammatory rhetoric develops real danger,” Pelosi also said. “President Trump should remove his rude and unsafe video.”
The video in Trump’s tweet consisted of a snippet from a current speech Omar offered to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). She had actually said, in her defense of the company, that CAIR was established after Sept. 11, 2001 ” due to the fact that they acknowledged that some people did something which all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties.” CAIR had been formed in 1994.
The video tweeted by Trump also consisted of news footage of the terror attacks on the Twin Towers. Trump captioned his tweet with: “WE WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER!”
Critics implicated Omar of offering a flippant description of the attackers who killed nearly 3,000 individuals. She later on sought to protect herself by tweeting a quote from President George W. Bush. Days after 9/11, the Republican president referred to the assaulters as “people.”
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White Home Press Secretary Sarah Sanders questioned why Democrats weren’t following Trump’s example and calling out Omar, too. Democrats who criticized the president over the tweet protected Omar. Some likewise noted their past arguments with her.
” Certainly the president is wanting no ill will and certainly not violence towards anyone, however the president is absolutely and need to be calling out the congresswoman for her not just one time but history of anti-Semitic remarks,” Sanders stated. “The bigger concern is, why aren’t Democrats doing the very same thing? It’s absolutely abhorrent the remarks that she continues to make and has made and they look the other method.”
Omar repeatedly has actually pushed fellow Democrats into uneasy area with comments about Israel and the strength of its influence in Washington. She asked forgiveness for recommending that lawmakers support Israel for pay and said she wasn’t slamming Jews. But, she declined to reclaim a tweet in which she recommended American advocates of Israel “promise loyalty” to a foreign country.
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Rep. Jerry Nadler, a New York Democrat whose constituents include Manhattan’s monetary district, which was targeted on Sept. 11, 2001, said he had no issues with Omar’s characterization of the attack.
” I have had some problems with some of her other remarks, but not– but not with that one,” he said.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.