Omar Responds To The ‘Send Her Back’ Chant With Photos And Poetry

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 15: U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) speaks as Reps. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) listen during a news conference at the US Capitol on July 15, 2019 in Washington, DC. President Do... WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 15: U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) speaks as Reps. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) listen during a news conference at the US Capitol on July 15, 2019 in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump stepped up his attacks on the four progressive Democratic congresswomen, saying that if they're not happy in the U.S. "they can leave." (Photo by Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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July 18, 2019 8:21 a.m.

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) took to Twitter soon after vicious chants of “send her back” broke out at President Donald Trump’s rally Wednesday night, implying that the congresswoman, who is an American citizen, ought to be deported to Somalia from where she fled when she was a pre-teen.

Omar invoked poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou:

She posted a picture of herself presiding over the House:

She also retweeted messages of support and solidarity from fellow lawmakers and other political observers.

Omar has been a boogeyman for some on the right since before her election, and has since been involved in many very public fights about Israel and Palestine.

Now though, the attacks seem to be escalating as she was singled out even from “the squad,” four Democratic congresswomen of color Trump told to “go back” where they came from this weekend.

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