Pelosi: I Spoke To Sergeant-At-Arms About Omar’s Safety Following Trump Attack

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 08: Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the U.S.... WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 08: Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the U.S. Capitol March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. With almost zero chance of passing the Senate, H.R. 1 is a package of legislation aimed at bolstering voting rights, reducing corruption in Washington and overhauling the campaign finance system in an effort to reduce the influence of 'special interests.' (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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April 14, 2019 4:21 pm
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After being criticized by some in her party for a weak response to President Donald Trump’s use of footage from September 11, 2001 to attack Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said Sunday that she’d contacted the House sergeant-at-arms to ensure Omar’s safety.

“Following the President’s tweet, I spoke with the Sergeant-at-Arms to ensure that Capitol Police are conducting a security assessment to safeguard Congresswoman Omar, her family and her staff,” Pelosi said in a statement. “They will continue to monitor and address the threats she faces.”

“The President’s words weigh a ton, and his hateful and inflammatory rhetoric creates real danger,” she added. “President Trump must take down his disrespectful and dangerous video.”

Asked by TPM if there would be consequences for Trump if he did not take down the video, which shows extensive footage of the terrorist attacks, Pelosi’s office did not respond.

Pelosi’s first response to Trump’s tweet, contrary to that of many Democrats in her House caucus and others running for President, made no mention of Omar or the anti-Muslim bias some believed Trump had employed.

Without naming Trump specifically, Omar pushed back against the President’s attack later on Saturday.

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