(CNN)Uncover. Ilhan Omar says in the days since President Donald Trump tweeted a few speech she gave final month, she has skilled an prolong in death threats.
She also alleged that President Trump is encouraging accurate-wing extremist violence. White Condo press secretary Sarah Sanders denied earlier Sunday the President changed into once making an are trying to incite violence.
“Since the President’s tweet Friday evening, I of course salvage skilled an prolong in deliver threats on my lifestyles — many straight referencing or replying to the President’s video. I thank the Capitol Police, the FBI, the Condo Sergeant at Palms, and the Speaker of the Condo for their consideration to these threats,” Omar acknowledged in a assertion released Sunday evening.
Pelosi acknowledged Sunday she had spoken with the Condo Sergeant at Palms about Omar’s safety and that she wished to make clear a safety evaluation changed into once being conducted.
CNN has reached out to the White Condo for comment.
Within the Friday tweet, Trump wrote, “We are able to never omit!” and integrated video of a speech Omar gave final month whereby she acknowledged, “For a ways too long we salvage lived with the discomfort of being a 2d-class citizen and, frankly, I am bored with it, and each single Muslim in this country wants to be bored with it. CAIR changed into once founded after 9-Eleven because they acknowledged that some of us did something and that all of us salvage been starting to lose earn entry to to civil liberties.”
Omar changed into once talking final month to a California chapter of CAIR — the Council on American-Islamic Relatives. It changed into once of course founded in 1994.
Trump integrated in the tweet an edited video of the 9-Eleven assaults.
Omar in her assertion acknowledged Trump changed into once encouraging violence — which Sarah Sanders denied earlier Sunday in an look on ABC’s “This Week.”
“Absolutely the President is wishing no sick will and unquestionably no longer violence in direction of anyone, but the President is generally and wants to be calling out the congresswoman for her no longer handiest one time but historic past of anti-Semitic feedback,” Sanders acknowledged.
Omar popular Trump would be visiting her home thunder on Monday for a rally.
“Violent crimes and other acts of hate by accurate-wing extremists and white nationalists are on the upward thrust in this country and in the future of the sphere. We can no longer ignore that they are being inspired by the occupant of the very supreme region of enterprise in the land. Counties that hosted a 2016 Trump rally seen a 226 percent prolong in hate crimes in the months following the rally. And assaults prolong when cities host Trump rallies. Right here is particularly concerning given the president’s discuss with to my home thunder of Minnesota on Monday,” Omar acknowledged in her Sunday assertion.
“Violent rhetoric and all forms of hate speech construct no longer salvage any region in our society, noteworthy less from our country’s Commander in Chief. We’re all American citizens. Right here is endangering lives. It has to cease,” acknowledged Omar.
This legend has been updated.