Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar says death threats against her have spiked since President Trump tweeted about a speech she gave last month.
In the tweet, the President wrote “We will never forget!” over a clip from a speech Omar gave last month to the Council on American Islamic relations.
In it, she described the events of 9/11 as “some people did something.”
The clip posted by the President edited parts of the speech into footage of the Twin Tower attacks.
In a statement Sunday, Omar accused the President of encouraging right wing extremist violence.
House Speaker Pelosi says she has spoken with the House sergeant-at-arms about Omar’s personal safety.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders on Sunday denied President Trump was encouraging violence.