Senator Bernie Sanders fought for representative Ilhan Omar on Friday night – calling him a "leader with force and courage" – in a tweet that was then praised by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
"[Omar] We will not go back on Trump's racism and hatred, and we will not do it either, "said Sanders, just hours after the president posted a video on Twitter, ripping the woman's wife away. Minnesota Congress about the comments she had made on September 11th.
"The disgusting and dangerous attacks against her must end," said Sanders.
In response, Ocasio-Cortez m said: "Thank you Senators @BernieSanders for recognizing these attacks clearly for what they are."
The New York legislator also congratulated Senator Elizabeth Warren for her tweet that she shot Friday night. She also criticized Trump for his video editing – showing clips of Twin Towers collapsing with images of Omar talking about terrorist attacks.
"The president is inciting violence against a sitting congresswoman – and against a whole group of Americans because of their religion," Warren said. "It's disgusting, it's shameful, and any elected leader who refuses to condemn it shares the responsibility."
Ocasio-Cortez responded"Thank you for standing up for all of us, Senator @ewarren."
Omar's controversial comments came last month as she spoke to the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
"CAIR was founded after September 11, because they recognized that some people had done something and we were all starting to lose access to our civil liberties," said the Democratic senator.
Conservatives have condemned it for the statement "some people have done something".
"The first congressman to ever describe the terrorists who killed thousands of Americans on September 11 is" people who did something, "tweeted Dan Crenshaw, a Texas congressman.
In the tweet accompanying his video Omar, Trump wrote, "We will never forget!"