Washington (QNN)- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she talked with the House Sergeant-at-Arms, the House official in charge of security, about the safety of Rep. Ilhan Omar and said she wanted to make sure a security assessment was being conducted, CNN reported.
According to CNN, Pelosi said she wanted “to ensure that Capitol Police are conducting a security assessment to safeguard Congresswoman Omar, her family and her staff” following President Donald Trump’s tweet on Friday. “They will continue to monitor and address the threats she faces,” Pelosi said in a statement.
The White House has escalated its assaults on the Muslim American congresswoman Ilhan Omar earlier on Sunday after Donald Trump repeatedly tweeted video footage of September 11 and accused Omar of downplaying the terror attacks.
Following support by a wave of progressive Democrats saying Trump was wilfully misrepresenting comments by Omar in what amounted to dangerous racist bullying, the congresswoman on Saturday said she would not be silenced by “an administration that ran on banning Muslims from this country”.
“No one person – no matter how corrupt, inept, or vicious – can threaten my unwavering love for America,” Omar tweeted.
But on Sunday White House press secretary Sarah Sanders insisted that the first Muslim women in Congress was in the wrong, and defended Trump’s incitement video.
“I find her comments to be absolutely disgraceful and unbefitting of a member of Congress,” Sanders said, “and I think that it’s a good thing the president is calling her out.”