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PoliticsProgressives back Rep. Omar after Trump criticism sparks threats

15:26  15 april  2019
15:26  15 april  2019 Source:   politico.com

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Among presidential candidates and party leaders, the more progressive were quicker to defend the Minnesota congresswoman.

Progressives back Rep. Omar after Trump criticism sparks threats© Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (R) asked the U.S. Capitol Police and the House sergeant-at-arms to conduct “a security assessment to safeguard" Rep. Ilhan Omar.

More than 150 progressive leaders and groups are lining up behind Rep. Ilhan Omar amid intensifying attacks from the right over her controversial comments about the September 11 terror attacks.

Their “solidarity” letter comes a day after Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked the U.S. Capitol Police and the House sergeant-at-arms to conduct “a security assessment to safeguard Congresswoman Omar, her family and her staff,” following a Twitter post from President Donald Trump that Omar said has sparked threats against her life.

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Ilhan Omar after President Donald Trump retweeted video that was edited to suggest she was being dismissive of the significance of the worst terrorist Omar ’s remark has drawn criticism largely from political opponents and conservatives who say the lawmaker, one of the first Muslim women to serve

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“The attacks aimed at Rep. Omar are beyond the pale,” the liberal activists wrote in a letter obtained by POLITICO. “Far from legitimate disagreements and critiques, there are intentional efforts to spread misinformation and incite fear and hate in the hearts of people in this country. These are blatant attempts to divide and distract us, while Trump and the GOP undermine our democracy and enrich themselves and their friends.”

Monday’s letter called Omar (D-Minn.) a “visionary and inspiring leader,” and it was co-signed by leaders of the American Federation of Teachers, Demos, Indivisible, MoveOn, and the Working Families Party, among other progressives.

Democratic presidential candidates quickly came to her defense over the weekend after Trump posted a video on Friday that called attention to Omar’s remarks that Republicans panned as having downplayed the 2001 terror attacks.

Ilhan Omar: I've experienced more 'direct threats on my life' since Trump tweet of 9/11 video

Ilhan Omar: I've experienced more 'direct threats on my life' since Trump tweet of 9/11 video Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., said Sunday night she's received an influx of death threats since President Trump tweeted a video that combined comments from the congresswoman -- which critics said were dismissive of the Sept. 11 attacks -- with footage from Ground Zero.

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President Donald Trump has weighed in on the most recent controversy involving Rep . Ilhan Omar , retweeting video edited to suggest that the Minnesota Democrat was dismissive of the significance of the Sept. Omar 's remark has drawn criticism largely from political opponents and conservatives.

“For too long we have lived with the danger of being a second-class citizen, and frankly, I’m tired of it. And every single Muslim in this country should be tired of it,” Omar said during a speech on March 24. “[The Council on American-Islamic Relations] was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something and all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties.”

Trump’s Twitter video led to an “increase in direct threats on my life,” Omar said Sunday night in a statement, “many directly referencing or replying to the president’s video.”

“Violent rhetoric and all forms of hate speech have no place in our society, much less from our country’s Commander in Chief,” Omar said. “We are all Americans. This is endangering lives. It has to stop.”

Omar, one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress in 2018, has become a frequent target of the GOP in recent weeks for her criticisms of the Trump administration and her comments about Jews and Israel, which members of both parties said were anti-Semitic.

Man charged for making death threats against Rep. Ilhan Omar.
Patrick Carlineo, 55, allegedly called Omar's office and told a staffer "Why are you working for her, she's a (expletive) terrorist"

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