On Friday morning, angry arguments broke out in the West Virginia statehouse on Friday after the state Republican Party allegedly set up an anti-Muslim display in the rotunda linking the 9/11 terror attacks to freshman Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN).
— (((Mike Pushkin))) (@pushkinforhouse) March 1, 2019
Later that afternoon, another shocking photo appeared on Twitter of Ilhan Omar’s name written on a wall with the word “Assassinate” above it.
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) March 1, 2019
The original poster explained that he found it on the wall of a men’s restroom of a Holiday Station convenience store in Rogers, Minnesota. He said that he asked the manager why it had not been covered up, and the manager seemed not to care, telling him that the painter hadn’t been out. He said that the manager was rude and shook his head as he walked off.
Rep. Omar responded responded to the post on Friday evening and to the GOP display at the West Virginia statehouse, tweeting:
‘No wonder why I am on the “Hitlist” of a domestic terrorist and “Assassinate Ilhan Omar” is written on my local gas stations.’
Look no further, the GOP’s anti-Muslim display likening me to a terrorist rocks in state capitols and no one is condemning them!’
Omar is accurate in her assessment of the Republican party and the dangerous racist climate that has been created in this country since Mr. Trump began campaigning for the presidency.
Twitter was quick to show support and to condemn the acts.
During the morning confrontations in West Virginia, one staff member was physically injured and another official resigned after being accused of making anti-Muslim comments.
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