Omar says more death threats coming since Trump pushed video

US Senator IIhan Omar

Earlier this month, a NY man who said he supported Trump was charged with threatening to kill Omar. The backlash came on the heels of Omar once again being accused of anti-Semitism by conservatives for calling White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller, who is Jewish, a "white nationalist".

On Sunday, Pelosi asked House officials to review security measures meant to protect Representative Omar after President Trump's tweet.

Neither Mr. Trump's tweet nor the video included Omar's full quote or the context of her comments, which were about Muslims feeling that their civil liberties had eroded after the attacks.

"For far too long we have lived with the discomfort of being a second-class citizen and, frankly, I'm exhausted of it, and every single Muslim in this country should be exhausted of it", Omar's full quote said. In a tweet at the weekend, she said: "No one person - no matter how corrupt, inept, or vicious - can threaten my unwavering love for America". On Sunday, Pelosi said she had asked US Capitol police and the House sergeant-at-arms to conduct a "security assessment to safeguard" Omar and her family.

The women-led group also denounced the video, calling it "a risky incitement [that] puts Rep. Omar's life in danger".

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders speaks during a press briefing at the White House on March 11, 2019, in Washington.

"The President's words weigh a ton, and his hateful and inflammatory rhetoric creates real danger", Pelosi said in a statement.

Supporters of Rep. Ilhan Omar are urging Facebook and Twitter to suspend President Trump's accounts after the president posted a video attacking the Minnesota Democrat.

On Friday the New York Post ran a photo of the burning, smoking Twin Towers on its cover with the headline "Rep. Ilhan Omar: 9/11 Was "Some People Did Something".

Patrick Carlineo Jr. of Addison, New York, faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted, the U.S. Department of Justice said. "Can you imagine if she was representing your community, and you were in her district, how embarrassed you must feel today". I know that she abides by the Constitution.

On Friday, he Tweeted a 9/11 video alongside Omar's comments about the terrorist attacks, which critics said downplayed them.

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Senator Elizabeth Warren, who is seeking to become the Democratic party's presidential candidate, wrote on Twitter: "The President is inciting violence against a sitting Congresswoman-and an entire group of Americans based on their religion".

Mr Trump captioned his tweet with: "WE WILL NEVER FORGET!"

Critics accuse Omar of being flippant in describing the perpetrators of the attacks that killed almost 3,000 people.

The president delivered his critical remark mere days after he tweeted a video of Omar making a controversial description of a series of deadly terrorist attacks which rocked the United States on 11 September 2001. It remained lower in the feed after Pelosi requested that the video be pulled.

Sanders questioned why Democrats weren't following Mr. Trump's example and calling out Omar, too.

Rep. Jerry Nadler, a New York Democrat whose constituents include Manhattan's financial district, which was targeted on September 11, 2001, said he had no issues with Omar's characterization of the attack.

Sanders, however, defended Trump Sunday, telling ABC news: "The president is wishing no ill will and certainly not violence toward anyone". "The bigger question is why aren't Democrats doing the same thing?"

"I stand undeterred to continue fighting for equal opportunity in our pursuit of happiness for all Americans", she said.

Addressing the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) earlier this month, Omar commented about the stigma towards American Muslims in the wake of 9/11.

Democratic Congressman Jerrold Nadler said on CNN Sunday he had no problem with Omar's comments.

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