The Democrat said in a statement late Sunday that threats against her life have spiked, and she explicitly blamed Trump’s tweet for the surge. Omar and her defenders have insisted that her quote, which came amid a longer speech decrying Islamophobia, was taken wholly out of context. In her Sunday night statement, Omar said her colleagues are right to be concerned. We can no longer ignore that they are being encouraged by the occupant of the highest office in the land,” Omar said. She thanked Pelosi, the Capitol Police, the FBI and the House sergeant at arms for taking the threats against her seriously.
Source: Washington Post April 15, 2019 08:49 UTC