Before Nancy, who has lost all control of Congress and is getting nothing done, decides to defend her leader, Rep. Omar, she should look at the anti-Semitic, anti-Israel and ungrateful U.S. HATE statements Omar has made.
"It has increased her popularity; when Donald Trump attacks her, those who do not know Omar come to know about this woman which has helped galvanize support for her".
The latest political firestorm around Omar centers on a speech she gave March 23 at a a Council on American-Islamic Relations banquet.
Rep. Ilhan Omar: "Far too long, we have lived with the discomfort of being a second-class citizen".
"CAIR was founded after 9/11 because they recognised that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to civil liberties".
"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.
In a statement on Sunday, Ms Omar said: "Since the president's tweet Friday evening, I have experienced an increase in direct threats on my life - many directly referring or replying to the president's video".
Republican critics said that her comment "some people did something" was offensive to the almost 3,000 Americans killed in the attacks.
While many have likewise "admonished" Pelosi for failing to mention Omar by name in her chastisement of Trump (at least initially), the outrage over Pelosi's purported cowardice belies the fact that most of the disgust for Trump has little to do with protecting Omar and more to do with the politics of spectacle that has become the lifeblood of the American news cycle.
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While most Democratic presidential candidates publicly defended Omar and criticized Trump's tweet as an incitement to violence, the initial response of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was to downplay the immediacy of the threat and rebuke Trump not for his attack on Omar, but for using the image of the burning World Trade Center.
An upstate NY man was recently charged with making death threats against her.
She said the time spent covering Trump's prolific tweeting would be better off directed toward issues like prescription drug prices.
On Saturday, CAIR condemned the president's comments on social media, calling it a "life-endangering" tweet from a president who uses "shocking imagery" to potentially incite violence against a sitting Congresswoman while "exploiting a national tragedy" at the same time.
Representative Jerry Nadler, a New York Democrat who represents Manhattan's financial district, which was targeted on 9/11, said he had no issues with Ms Omar's characterisation of the attack.
"I thank the Capitol Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the House Sergeant at Arms, and the speaker of the House for their attention to these threats". The disgusting and unsafe attacks against her must end. Trump's video, which was briefly pinned to his profile, features only these four words out of her entire 20-minute speech. "So numerous things Trump has been speaking against, and he had campaigned for the office [of the president]".
By Sunday, she had been echoed by numerous 2020 Democratic presidential candidates.
Omar mounted a trenchant fightback, tweeting Saturday: "No one person - no matter how corrupt, inept, or vicious - can threaten my unwavering love for America. It has to stop", she said. "We are ALL Americans!"