Pelosi asks for extra security for Ilhan Omar after Trump tweet

Democrats say Ms Omar was taken out of context when she referred to the attack as 'some people did something'

Trump pinned the 43-second video Friday to the top of his Twitter feed with the caption, "WE WILL NEVER FORGET".

The clip, which has been viewed more than nine million times as of Sunday, ends with the words: "SEPTEMBER 11 2001 WE REMEMBER".

In his recent tweet, the president berated Omar for her "anti-Semitic, anti-Israel and ungrateful U.S. HATE statements", insisting that "she is out of control, except for her control of Nancy [Pelosi]".

He also asserted, without evidence, that Omar is "out of control, expected for her control of Nancy".

"Far too long we have lived with the danger of being a second class citizen and frankly, I'm exhausted of it". House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) said he had no issue with how Omar characterized 9/11.

The hashtag #IStandWithIlhanOmar began trending across social media over the weekend, Omar responded to the support in a tweet stating: "Thank you for standing with me - against an administration that ran on banning Muslims from this country - to fight for the America we all deserve".

By abandoning Omar and fuelling the impression that her AIPAC comments two months ago were anti-semitic, mainstream Democrats and the liberal establishment created the foundation in which attacking a sitting congresswoman's "Americanness" would be eventually acceptable.

Ilhan Omar has faced death threats.

Pelosi had earlier called on Trump to take down the video tweet, adding she has serious concerns for Omar's safety due to the resulting outcry against the congresswoman.

Omar repeatedly has pushed fellow Democrats into uncomfortable territory with criticism of Israel and the strength of the Jewish state's influence in Washington.

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In a statement late Sunday, Omar said many of those threatening her life directly referenced Trump's post.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi contacted the House Sergeant at Arms to ensure the U.S. Capitol Police would conduct a security assessment to protect Omar, her family and her staff, according to a statement.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders questioned why Democrats weren't following Trump's example and calling out Omar, too.

Even the attacks being aimed at Omar herself put not only the congresswoman, but all American Muslims, in danger, said Sen.

The controversy arose after Omar delivered a 20-minute address to the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) shortly after the New Zealand mosque attacks in March.

Trump also included in the tweet an edited video of the 9/11 attacks.

"First Member of Congress to ever describe terrorists who killed thousands of Americans on 9/11 as 'some people who did something, '" tweeted Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas.

Also speaking on a pro-Israel gathering of AIPAC, Bedier said that nearly all speakers spoke against Omar.

The president and his son, Donald Trump Jr., began criticizing Omar last week for remarks made about the 9/11 attacks. Omar was arguably incautious with her choice of words (and CAIR was actually founded in the 1990s), but those who dragged her for this were engaged in " patriotic correctness, " a right-wing variety of political correctness.

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