House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a statement Saturday that the Capitol Police are conducting a security assessment to safeguard Rep. Ilhan Omar, following a video President Donald Trump tweeted.
Some had criticized Trump’s video, claiming that it amounted to inciting violence against Omar, who has already faced death threats.
Pelosi demanded that Trump remove the “disrespectful and dangerous video.”
The statement comes after Pelosi herself was criticized over failing to defend Omar more fiercely, and appearing to blame both Trump and Omar for the incident.
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi demanded President Donald Trump remove a “disrespectful and dangerous video” that some feared could incite violence against Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Muslim congresswoman who has recently faced backlash over comments about the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
Pelosi said in a statement that she was taking steps to ensure Omar, her staff, and her family remained safe amid the controversy.
“Following the President’s tweet, I spoke with the Sergeant-at-Arms to ensure that Capitol Police are conducting a security assessment to safeguard Congresswoman Omar, her family and her staff. They will continue to monitor and address the threats she faces,” Pelosi said.
She continued: “The President’s words weigh a …read more
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