Lawmakers And The Rise of Death Threats

Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said President Donald Trump didn’t wish any “ill will” after he tweeted a video that seems to suggest Rep. Ilhan Omar was dismissive of 9/11.

But Omar said on Sunday that she’s received an increased number of death threats that reference the video.

Omar said “this is endangering lives. It has to stop.”

We are all Americans. This is endangering lives. It has to stop. pic.twitter.com/gwB2kDUIRp

— Rep. Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan) April 15, 2019

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she has requested a review of Omar’s security detail.

In addition to the shooting of Republican Congressman Steve Scalise in summer 2017, and a series of pipe bombs sent to top Democratic lawmakers in the fall of 2018, serious threats against lawmakers seem omnipresent.

A report released in August…

Original published: 2019-04-16 11:06:30 Read the full New York City News here


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