Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) has seen a substantial rise in her life threats since President Donald Trump lately tweeted a video attacking her.
The video Trump tweeted showed Omar, one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress, speaking at an event last month for the Council on American–Islamic Relations, a Muslim civil rights organization. Referring to the 9/11 attacks, she said CAIR was formed “because they recognized that some people did something.” The video then cuts to footage of the burning twin towers. In sharing the video, Trump tweeted, “WE WILL NEVER FORGET!”
Since Omar’s congressional office was closed throughout the weekend, the large majority of threats against her have come online— although her spokesperson, Jeremy Slevin, said they are getting all sorts of bullying.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Sunday that she spoke with the House Sergeant at Arms about Omar’s safety and security.