She stated she wished “to make sure that Capitol Police are conducting a safety evaluation to safeguard Congresswoman Omar, her household and her employees” following President Donald Trump’s tweet on Friday. “They’ll proceed to watch and deal with the threats she faces,” Pelosi stated in an announcement. Omar has had loss of life threats towards her up to now due to a few of her feedback.
“Because the President’s tweet Friday night, I’ve skilled a rise in direct threats on my life — many immediately referencing or replying to the President’s video. I thank the Capitol Police, the FBI, the Home Sergeant at Arms, and the Speaker of the Home for his or her consideration to those threats.”
Omar continued, “Violent rhetoric and all types of hate speech haven’t any place in our society, a lot much less from our nation’s Commander in Chief. We’re all People. That is endangering lives. It has to cease.”
In that tweet, Trump wrote, “We’ll always remember!” and included video of a speech Omar gave final month during which she stated, “For much too lengthy we now have lived with the discomfort of being a second-class citizen, and albeit, I am bored with it, and each single Muslim on this nation needs to be bored with it. CAIR was based after 9/11 as a result of they acknowledged that some folks did one thing and that every one of us have been beginning to lose entry to civil liberties.”
CAIR was based in 1994.
The tweet additionally included pictures from the 9/11 assaults. Omar, a Minnesota Democrat, was chatting with a department of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. The under-a-minute video Trump posted didn’t embrace Omar’s feedback in context.
“The President’s phrases weigh a ton, and his hateful and inflammatory rhetoric creates actual hazard. President Trump should take down his disrespectful and harmful video,” Pelosi stated in Sunday’s assertion.
CNN has reached out to Omar’s spokesman and the White Home for remark.
White Home press secretary Sarah Sanders stated Sunday the President didn’t need hurt to come back to Omar.
“Definitely the President is wishing no ailing will and definitely not violence in direction of anybody, however the President is completely and needs to be calling out the congresswoman for her not just one time however historical past of anti-Semitic feedback,” Sanders stated on ABC’s “This Week.”
“We’re attending to the extent the place that is an incitement of violence towards progressive ladies of shade and if they can not work out the way to get it again to coverage, we have to name it out for what it’s as a result of this isn’t regular and this isn’t a traditional degree of political debate or rhetoric,” New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stated in a single such protection.
Home Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, a New York Democrat who has been important of Omar up to now, got here to Omar’s protection on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday morning. Nadler stated he took no concern with Omar’s comment and famous “she was speaking about discrimination towards Muslim People.”
CNN’s Eli Watkins contributed to this report.