Pelosi: We need more security to protect Ilhan Omar

Pelosi and Omar

Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic Speaker of the House, has asked security officials on Capitol Hill to keep Rep. Ilhan Omar more safe from those who would do her harm. Pelosi also made the request for more safeguards along with the Muslim congresswoman’s family and staff. This comes in the aftermath of President Trump attacking her on social media over comments she made about the 9/11 terror attacks.

“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 Sunday. “They will continue to monitor and address the threats she faces.”

Pelosi also demanded that the president take down his tweet, which displays a portion of a speech Omar delivered last month. That speech has been criticized for making light of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. The footage is spliced with footage of the World Trade Center burning.

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

President Trump posted the video on Friday and it remains his pinned tweet.

On Sunday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders replied “nothing could be further from the truth” when pressed by “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace. He asked whether the post could incite violence against Omar, a Minnesota Democrat and one of two Muslim women in Congress.

“That was one of the most horrific moments in American history and for her to talk about it in such a dismissive way is frankly disgusting and abhorrent, and I’m glad the president is calling her out and holding her accountable for it,” Sanders said.

What do you think about Pelosi’s request? Do you think it is warranted? We look forward to seeing your comments. 

Credit: NY Post