President Trump slammed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday for defending Rep. Ilhan Omar over her controversial remarks about the 9/11 terror attacks and called on her to investigate the freshman Democrat’s other “HATE statements.”
“Before Nancy, who has lost all control of Congress and is getting nothing done, decides to defend her leader, Rep. Omar, she should look at the anti-Semitic, anti-Israel and ungrateful U.S. HATE statements Omar has made,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “She is out of control, except for her control of Nancy!”
Trump has had Pelosi and Omar in his sights over the weekend.
In a Sunday evening posting on Twitter, Trump ridiculed her “puff piece” interview on CBS’ “60 Minutes” and said the House under her leadership has not passed any “meaningful Legislation” because “All they do is Investigate.”
The president was also criticized for his tweet about Omar that linked to video of the collapsing World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, and included the caption: “WE WILL NEVER FORGET.”
Omar, a Minnesota Democrat, in a speech last month to the Council on American-Islamic Relations, described the 9/11 attacks as “some people did something.”
Pelosi on Sunday condemned Trump’s tweet and asked Capitol Hill security officials to ensure the safety of Omar, her staff and family.
“The president’s words weigh a ton, and his hateful and inflammatory rhetoric creates real danger,” Pelosi said in a tweet. “President Trump must take down his disrespectful and dangerous video.”
In the “60 Minutes” interview, Pelosi said the House has changed since Democrats won control of the chamber in November’s midterm elections.
“We’ve been here three months. … The power of the speaker is to set the agenda. We didn’t have a speaker who would bring a gun bill to the floor. We didn’t have a speaker who would bring a Dreamers issue to the floor. We do now. And that’s a very big difference. The power of the speaker is awesome. Awesome,” Pelosi said.
Omar has been criticized for making controversial comments about Israel.
She once questioned whether American lawmakers who support Israel have an allegiance to a foreign country and accused the pro-Israel group, American Israel Public Affairs Committee, of buying influence by backing politicians.
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