Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday ordered Capitol Hill Police to provide extra protection for Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN). The decision comes after President Donald Trump tweeted a video of Omar saying "some people did something" on September 11, 2001.
WE WILL NEVER FORGET! pic.twitter.com/VxrGFRFeJM— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 12, 2019
This has sparked a debate about whether or not it's okay to label those committed the acts terrorists. According to Democrats, Omar has received death threats because of Trump's video.
Pelosi released the following statement about beefing up security:
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.
The President’s words weigh a ton, and his hateful and inflammatory rhetoric creates real danger. President Trump must take down his disrespectful and dangerous video.
Omar made her comments one of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) events back March.
“For far too long we have lived with the discomfort of being a second-class citizen and, frankly, I’m tired of it, and every single Muslim in this country should be tired of it,” she said.
“CAIR was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties. So you can’t just say that today someone is looking at me strange and that I am trying to make myself look pleasant," Omar explained. "You have to say that this person is looking at me strange, I am not comfortable with it, and I am going to talk to them and ask them why. Because that is the right you have.”