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House Democrats on Thursday called for increased security in response to the “Send her back” chants that got hurled at Rep. Ilhan Omar during President Trump’s rally in North Carolina.
“It’s crystal clear to me that [Omar’s] life is in imminent danger,” said Democratic Illinois Rep. Bobby Rush in a statement.
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“[Trump] has threatened the safety of a member of Congress,” he added. “That takes this to a whole different level.”
Congressman Al Green (D-Texas) announced plans Thursday — while speaking on the House floor — to introduce legislation for more enhanced security measures.
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“Leadership has adequate security,” he said. “Members do not have adequate security. I want to thwart the efforts of those who might want to harm a member of this House.”
Green argued that Omar and the other congresswomen who make up “the Squad” — Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rasihda Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley — all needed increased security following Wednesday night’s rally attack.
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