Pelosi moves to safeguard Ilhan Omar’s safety, calls for Trump to take down video

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Freshman congresswoman Ilhan Omar underneath glow for 9/11 comments

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Sunday that she’s taken stairs to guarantee a reserve of Rep. Ilhan Omar following President Trump’s tweet of a video that, according to critics, showed a Minnesota Democrat being dismissive of a Sept. 11 militant attacks.

The California Democrat also called on Trump to take down a video. That same day, a video was no longer pinned to a tip of Trump’s Twitter feed, nonetheless it was not transparent either it was since of Pelosi’s request.

Pelosi was among countless Democrats who had criticized Trump over a tweet, with some accusing him of perplexing to stimulate assault opposite a Muslim lawmaker.


The White House shielded Trump progressing Sunday, observant a boss had a avocation to prominence Omar’s story of comments that others have found descent and that he wished no “ill will” on a first-term lawmaker.

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Pelosi, who was roving in London, released a matter observant she had oral with congressional authorities after Trump’s twitter “to guarantee that Capitol Police are conducting a confidence comment to guarantee Congresswoman Omar, her family and her staff.”

“They will continue to guard and residence a threats she faces,” a orator said. She called on Trump to daunt such behavior.

“The President’s difference import a ton, and his horrible and inflammatory tongue creates genuine danger,” Pelosi also said. “President Trump contingency take down his unpleasant and dangerous video.”

The video in Trump’s twitter enclosed a dash from a new debate Omar gave to a Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). She had said, in her invulnerability of a organization, that CAIR was founded after Sept. 11, 2001 “because they famous that some people did something and that all of us were starting to remove entrance to a polite liberties.” CAIR had been shaped in 1994.

The video tweeted by Trump also enclosed news footage of a apprehension attacks on the Twin Towers. Trump captioned his twitter with: “WE WILL NEVER FORGET!”

Critics indicted Omar of charity a sprightly outline of a enemy who killed scarcely 3,000 people. She after sought to urge herself by tweeting a quote from President George W. Bush. Days after 9/11, a Republican boss referred to a enemy as “people.”


White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders questioned because Democrats weren’t following Trump’s instance and job out Omar, too. Democrats who criticized a boss over a twitter shielded Omar. Some also remarkable their past disagreements with her.

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“Certainly a boss is wishing no ill will and positively not assault towards anyone, though a boss is positively and should be job out a congresswoman for her not usually one time though story of anti-Semitic comments,” Sanders said. “The bigger doubt is, because aren’t Democrats doing a same thing? It’s positively offensive a comments that she continues to make and has done and they demeanour a other way.”

Omar regularly has pushed associate Democrats into worried domain with comments about Israel and a strength of a change in Washington. She apologized for suggesting that lawmakers support Israel for compensate and pronounced she wasn’t criticizing Jews. But, she refused to take behind a twitter in that she suggested American supporters of Israel “pledge allegiance” to a unfamiliar country.


Rep. Jerry Nadler, a New York Democrat whose voters embody Manhattan’s financial district, that was targeted on Sept. 11, 2001, pronounced he had no issues with Omar’s characterization of a attack.

“I have had some problems with some of her other remarks, though not — though not with that one,” he said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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