Omar said on Sunday that she had experienced an increase in threats on her life, many directly referencing or replying to the president's video.
Whereas Trump's attacks on Omar are merely an attempt to funnel fuel to his base of right-wing conservative voters as he gears up for elections in 2020, the manner in which Omar has been treated by her own party seems to invoke a larger and deep seated story of Islamophobia and anti-Muslim racism that has been an integral feature of America - as we know it - for decades.
On Friday, Trump tweeted a video that juxtaposed the snippet - which some Democrats say was taken out of context - with images of the hijacked planes crashing into the World Trade Center's twin towers in NY.
"This is endangering lives", she said.
The top Democrat in the US Congress ordered a safety review for a Muslim lawmaker and her family Sunday after accusing President Donald Trump of putting her in danger by tweeting a video of her spliced with footage of the 9/11 attacks. She said: "We are all Americans".
Ms Pelosi took time out from an official trip to issue a strong statement urging Mr Trump to take the clip down.
"They will continue to monitor and address the threats she faces", she wrote.
She is one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress and the first person to wear a hijab in the House chamber.
Omar was speaking at a CAIR banquet in California in March when she made her controversial remarks about 9/11. "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", she said.Читайте также: Palestinian Authority Swears in New, Unelected Government
The video takes an excerpt from a speech Rep. Omar gave at a banquet hosted by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), in which she describes the attacks as how "some people did something", cut together with footage of the Twin Towers and the Pentagon burning.
But Omar's statement about Trump's attack put it squarely in context: "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 will never forget", the video reads.
Critics accuse Omar of being flippant in describing the perpetrators of the attacks that killed almost 3000 people.
She later sought to defend herself by tweeting a quote from President George W. Bush, in which the Republican president referred to the attackers as "people" just days after 9/11.
Neither 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.
By abandoning Omar and fuelling the impression that her AIPAC comments two months ago were anti-semitic, mainstream Democrats and the liberal establishment created the foundation in which attacking a sitting congresswoman's "Americanness" would be eventually acceptable.
Omar repeatedly has pushed fellow Democrats into uncomfortable territory with comments about Israel and the strength of the Jewish state's influence in Washington.
Omar, a Democrat representing Minnesota's 5th district, is one of the first two Muslim lawmakers to be elected into U.S. Congress, alongside Tlaib of MI.
"I think that is wrong, I think it's beneath the dignity of the office, and I don't think that it plays that well, I hope that it doesn't", she said. Nadler appeared on CNN's "State of the Union".При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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