The Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) on Saturday sent an email to supporters about President Donald Trump's tweet about Rep. Ilhan Omar's (D-MN) previous comments on September 11th. Not surprisingly, their goal was to drum up progressive support Omar...while fundraising at the same time.
Here's the email they sent their supporters:
A SAD AND INFURIATING UPDATE: Trump just piled gas onto the dumpster fire burning at Rupert Murdoch's NY Post and Fox "News" -- Tweeting racist attacks on Congresswoman Ilhan Omar.
We all need to see what's going on here. Please read this email.
Trump knows his ideas are unpopular with 2020 voters. So he's doubling down on his racist "Build The Wall" mantra and family separation at the border by making racist attacks on Ilhan Omar a centerpiece of his 2020 re-election campaign.
Trump supporters targeted Congresswoman Omar with death threats this week, and they will target her for defeat in 2020. History will associate this moment with McCarthyism and internment camps. Scapegoating. Appealing to the worst.
We all hope Nancy Pelosi and all Democratic leaders publicly reject these attacks and join people across the nation in getting Ilhan's back.
-- Adam Green, PCCC Co-Founder
A Trump supporter recently issued a death threat against Congresswoman Ilhan Omar saying he "loves the president" and "hates radical Muslims in our government."
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez jumped to Ilhan’s defense, calling out Republicans for "weaponizing her faith."
Republicans have made clear they want to attack, marginalize, and defeat progressive women of color who are changing the debate -- like Ilhan, AOC, and Rashida Tlaib.
Waleed Shahid of Justice Democrats said on MSNBC, “What you’ve seen is a pattern from the Democratic Party Leadership that tries to distance themselves away from these three women, instead of seeing these women as the rising leaders in the party who they have to fight for...Where is Democratic Party Leadership on this?”
We all hope Nancy Pelosi and all Democratic leaders publicly reject these attacks and get Ilhan's back.
American Muslims like Ilhan Omar are unfairly targeted every day.
Ilhan has stated that being Muslim and living in America under Trump is “an everyday assault. Every day, a part of your identity is threatened, demonized, and vilified.”
Let’s be louder than the hate. We need to show Rep. Omar that PCCC members have her back.
As Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said on Twitter:
I’m not going to quote the NY Post’s horrifying, hateful cover.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 11, 2019
Here’s 1 fact: @IlhanMN is a cosponsor of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. She‘s done more for 9/11 families than the GOP who won’t even support healthcare for 1st responders- yet are happy to weaponize her faith.
Thank you for being a bold progressive.
--The PCCC Team
Progressive are quick to pounce on anyone who calls out Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for saying things that are factually inaccurate or insensitive.
It's rather amazing, actually.
The Democrats claim to be the all encompassing party, the party that welcomes minorities, women and members of the LBGT community with open arms. But if anyone questions the content of what a Democrat says the questioner is suddenly islamophobic, xenophobic, homophobic, a misogynist and every other kind of "-phobic" possible.
Dems, take a look in the mirror. Look at what you're doing wrong. Stop trying to blame everyone else for condemning things your politicians say. If the roles were reversed you'd be up in arms over Republicans failing to call out their own for similar things Omar said.