House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged President Trump to remove a video from Twitter criticizing the representative of MP Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., About the September 11 terrorist attacks, and calling for an assessment of the security of the Capitol police for the young democrat.
"After the president's tweet, I spoke with the Sergeant-at-Arms to ensure that the Capitol Police Department conducts a security assessment to protect Congresswoman Omar, her family and her staff. They will continue to monitor and cope with the threats they face, "said Pelosi, D-Calif., In a statement.
"The president's words weigh a ton, and his hateful and incendiary rhetoric creates a real danger. President Trump must remove his disrespectful and dangerous video, "she added.
Trump tweeted a video On Friday, this juxtaposition of controversial comments was made by Omar at a recent event with video footage and images of the Twin Towers and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001.
"We will never forget," said the president in his tweet.
In the March Council speech on US-Islamic relations, Omar said the organization "was founded after September 11 because they recognized that some people had acted and we all started to lose the # 39, access to our civil liberties ".
Democrats rallied around Omar after his comments, saying they were distorted by Republicans. Several of the Democratic presidential candidates of 2020 came to Omar's defense, claiming that criticism of his statements was "dangerous" and could become "an incitement to violence".
Sarah Sanders, press secretary at the White House, said in an interview with ABC News that Mr. Trump did not want any ill will or rape anyone.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations is a civil rights group for Muslims. He denied accusations that he had links to terrorist organizations, describing such claims as Islamophobic stereotypes. They are headquartered in Washington, DC, on Capitol Hill, with regional offices throughout the country.