On Sunday, Ilhan Omar, the anti-Semitic Democrat Representative from Minnesota who angered many with her characterization of the September 11, 2001 terror attack as “some people did something,” went back on the attack, claiming increased death threats. She went on to blame President Trump, who had earlier tweeted a video in response to her statement.
“Since the President’s tweet Friday evening, I have experienced an increase in direct threats on my life—many directly referencing or replying to the President’s video. I thank the Capitol Police, the FBI, the House Sergeant at Arms, and the Speaker of the House for their attention to these threats,” Omar said.
“Violent crimes and other acts of hate by right-wing extremists and white nationalists are on the rise in this country and around the world. We can no longer ignore that they are being encouraged by the occupant of the highest office in the land. Counties that hosted a 2016 Trump rally saw a 226 percent increase in hate crimes in the months following the rally. And assaults increase when cities host Trump rallies. This is particularly concerning given the president’s visit to my home state of Minnesota on Monday,” she
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