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Pelosi Asks for Extra Security for Ilhan Omar After Trump Tweet

  • President tweeted video of lawmaker with Sept. 11 images
  • Minnesota Democrat has had at least one recent death threat
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday she’d asked the U.S. Capitol Police to provide more protection for Representative Ilhan Omar after President Donald Trump tweeted a video of the lawmaker intercut with images of the Sept. 11 terror attacks on the U.S.

“The President’s words weigh a ton, and his hateful and inflammatory rhetoric creates real danger,” Pelosi said in a statement.