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Mon Apr 15, 2019, 01:21 AM

Omar reports more death threats against her since Trump tweet

Source: AP

Rep. Ilhan Omar says she's faced increased death threats since President Trump spread around a video that purports to show her being dismissive of the 2001 terrorist attacks.

"This is endangering lives," the Minnesota Democrat said in a statement Sunday night, accusing Trump of fomenting right-wing extremism. "It has to stop."

Her statement followed an announcement by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that she has taken steps to ensure the safety of Omar, and the speaker's call for Trump to take down the video.

Soon after Pelosi's statement, the video disappeared as a pinned tweet at the top of Trump's Twitter feed, but it was not deleted.


Read more: https://www.mprnews.org/story/2019/04/14/pelosi-trump-tweet-omar-video



"Updated: 10:05 p.m. Posted: 7:45 p.m." (Central Time)

Later in the article, she said "a sharp increase" in threats on her life.

It's an MPRNews link, but the top of the story says it is an Associated Press story.

I'm blanking out, but I've been trying to think all day of the last time some congress person (representative or senator) was ever this much targeted with death threats and hostility. I can't think of anything like this in my 60+ year lifetime, but perhaps there was something like this in the darkest part of the civil right struggle. Before that, probably in the lead-up to the civil war. But like I say, I probably have a blank spot.

I'm leaving aside congress people who were running for president, I'm sure Bobby Kennedy also had a ton of death threats (and assassinated).

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Edited to add: she's my congresswoman. So I've kind of felt under attack too, sort of a siege mentality on my part, watching all this day after day for, what, 3 months now.

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Reply Omar reports more death threats against her since Trump tweet (Original post)
progree Apr 2019 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Apr 2019 #1
riversedge Apr 2019 #18
Blue_Tires Apr 2019 #21
vsrazdem Apr 2019 #2
watoos Apr 2019 #10
ck4829 Apr 2019 #23
Aussie105 Apr 2019 #3
democratisphere Apr 2019 #5
Aussie105 Apr 2019 #8
democratisphere Apr 2019 #9
watoos Apr 2019 #12
catbyte Apr 2019 #27
Blues Heron Apr 2019 #19
watoos Apr 2019 #28
blm Apr 2019 #4
democratisphere Apr 2019 #6
ck4829 Apr 2019 #7
duforsure Apr 2019 #11
ck4829 Apr 2019 #24
Name removed Apr 2019 #13
progree Apr 2019 #15
Maxheader Apr 2019 #14
ck4829 Apr 2019 #25
yaesu Apr 2019 #16
riversedge Apr 2019 #17
Talitha Apr 2019 #20
prodigitalson Apr 2019 #22
PeeJ52 Apr 2019 #26
watoos Apr 2019 #29
duforsure Apr 2019 #30

Response to progree (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 01:26 AM

1. I don't remember *any* time when a president incited violence against a member of Congress.

Even presidents I didn't like at all - Nixon, Reagan, the Bushes - didn't make implicitly violent public statements against any of the opposing party's members of Congress.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 02:40 PM

18. We have to assume his fans and vast majority of Congressional Repugs are OK with Trumps dangerous

comments. I really do not know what it would take for them to be outraged at this point.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 05:31 PM

21. Even 2+ years later,

Every single goddamn day WITHOUT FAIL there are multiple "I don't remember *any* time when a president _________!!" moments, and I truly hate it.

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Response to progree (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 01:32 AM

2. Nothing better happen to her, or Trump should be charged with reckless endangerment.

Try and tell the public that he can get away with that and see what happens. Twitter should suspend this account asap. This man is dangerous.

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Response to vsrazdem (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 08:01 AM

10. Yeah right,

 

Trump was the inspiration for the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting and the New Zealand Mosque shootings.

Trump looks upon his attacks on people of color and different religions as a win for him politically. He doesn't give a shit if people die because of his words as long as his base approves.

Maybe some Democrats can also stop bashing Ilhan Omar and AOC?

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Response to vsrazdem (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 07:20 AM

23. +1

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Response to progree (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 01:36 AM

3. Watching from Australia

with great interest.

I've got to wonder at the pork barrelling, hate spreading and fear mongering in US politics.

And the brainless idiots who want to act out, with physical violence, their objections to the abstract happenings in politics.

We have an election on the 18th of May. Some elements of American style rumour, fear and hatred generation appearing at the moment.

I hope we can fight it. Focus on the policies, rather than personalities. And work out which political promises are realistic and which are sucker bait.

American style politics. It's not something for the politics of any country to aspire to.

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Response to Aussie105 (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 02:43 AM

5. Wonder if the Russians are aiding and abetting your political problems too?!

I would almost bet on it!

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Response to democratisphere (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 04:17 AM

8. Russia

and China.

Vigilance. Paper ballots. Trust no one.

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Response to Aussie105 (Reply #8)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 04:23 AM

9. Smart.

Very smart. Hopefully 1/3 of your voting population isn't totally stupid like here.

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Response to democratisphere (Reply #9)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 08:08 AM

12. How do you know 1/3 of our voting population is stupid?

 

Who owns our voting machines? When was one of our voting machines pulled out and independently audited?

Democrats work hard to get out the vote and then let Republican owned machines count the votes.

Wisconsin comes to mind; no way that state has fair elections.

I vote in Pa. and ever since we went to electronic machines I have asked for a paper receipt and have never been given one. I vote into a black hole.

If we ever go back to paper ballots a lot of people's eyes are going to be opened to what has been going on.

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Response to watoos (Reply #12)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 07:42 AM

27. Nobody owns the polls & that thing has a consistent approval rating of 34-40% depending.

It's not all voting machines. The voting machines couldn't have been flipped if the election was so one-sided.

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Response to Aussie105 (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 09:49 PM

19. A lot of it is fueled by Murdoch owned right wing rags

you know - Aussie style right wing shitbaggery.

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Response to Blues Heron (Reply #19)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 07:44 AM

28. CNN and msnbc are also complicit,

 

It's a good cop bad cop routine. MSNBC and CNN only put a liberal slant to a right wing talking point.

I try to only watch Nicolle and Rachel.

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Response to progree (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 02:50 AM

6. Never would have believed one giant a-hole and his rethuglicon henchpeople

could destroy America the way drumpf has. We Democrats had better get our sh't together so that this kind of stuff doesn't cintinue.

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Response to progree (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 04:05 AM

7. K&R

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Response to progree (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 08:01 AM

11. Republicans enabling terrorizing anyone

Should have severe consequences, especially from fascist , and hate mongers like trump. There is no place in OUR government for that.

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Response to duforsure (Reply #11)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 07:20 AM

24. There should be consequences

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Response to Name removed (Reply #13)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 09:25 AM

15. Yes, its been going on for a long time. Our local knuckledraggers hate the Somali community here nt

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Response to progree (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 09:17 AM

14. Wingers are cowards...


That about nails it...

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Response to Maxheader (Reply #14)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 07:20 AM

25. Yep

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Response to progree (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 09:33 AM

16. The House can censure a president & tRump has plenty of censurable offenses. nt

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Response to progree (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 02:38 PM

17. Even the dangerous talk from Trump seems to be OK for his fans and Repugs.

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Response to progree (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:37 PM

20. Twitter, if you can hear me....

Ban that stupid S.O.B. !!!!!!!

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Response to progree (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 06:20 PM

22. The President of the US

has basically put a hit out a hit on a member of Congress and political opponent.

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Response to progree (Original post)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 07:39 AM

26. tRump, when asked if he had any second thoughts on the video after reports of increased threats...

 

Replied, "No, not at all".

If he has no regrets, then this is intentional hate speech, intended to incite violence against a sitting member of Congress.


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Response to progree (Original post)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 07:47 AM

29. We know that Trump is a monster,

 

Where are the Democrats defending Omar? Pelosi asking for more protection for Omar is not really defending her is it?

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Response to progree (Original post)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 07:50 AM

30. And trump and the fascist gop

Just thought the Mid Terms were bad for them. Inciting threats against a member of Congress because of race and religion , and because she's a woman, shows how trump and the gop have embraced hate groups, fascism , and fear as a weapon to use and still deny their involvement, or accountability. 2020 will stop this from continuing when they are all voted out of office. trump and the gop are a international disgrace, and they will regret this.

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