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Omar thanks supporters, slams critics: No one can threaten ‘my unwavering love for America’

Rep. Ilhan Omar thanked her supporters on Saturday as the hashtag “#IstandwithIlhan” entered its second day on the list of top trending terms on Twitter in the United States.

In a series of tweets Saturday afternoon, Omar vowed that her love for the U.S. was unquestionable amid attacks from conservatives and allies of the president aimed at her loyalty to the country, as well as criticism of comments about 9/11 that some viewed as dismissive.

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“I did not run for Congress to be silent. I did not run for Congress to sit on the sidelines. I ran because I believed it was time to restore moral clarity and courage to Congress. To fight and to defend our democracy,” Omar wrote.

“No one person – no matter how corrupt, inept, or vicious – can threaten my unwavering love for America. I stand undeterred to continue fighting for equal opportunity in our pursuit of happiness for all Americans,” she continued.

“Thank you for standing with me – against an administration that ran on banning Muslims from this country – to fight for the America we all deserve,” Omar concluded.

An administration that would rather give billionaires tax breaks than provide a little cushion for working people. An administration that would rather attack fellow Americans who are transgender and wear our country’s uniform than fight for equality and opportunity for all.

— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) April 13, 2019
No one person – no matter how corrupt, inept, or vicious – can threaten my unwavering love for America. I stand undeterred to continue fighting for equal opportunity in our pursuit of happiness for all Americans.

— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) April 13, 2019
Thank you for standing with me – against an administration that ran on banning Muslims from this country – to fight for the America we all deserve.

— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) April 13, 2019

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