House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has since said she spoke with the House sergeant-at-arms, the congressional official in charge of security, about Omar's safety and sought assurances that a security assessment was underway. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) said he had no issue with how Omar characterized 9/11.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) firmly rejected allegations of anti-Semitism leveled at a member of her party, insisting in an interview that there is "no taint" of anti-Semitism within the Democratic party.
Omar described the pressure to "be a good Muslim" and not make non-Muslims feel "uncomfortable".
Lawmakers from Trump's Republican Party have accused Omar of minimizing the September 11 attacks, while critics of the president say he took Omar's words out of context in order to stoke anti-Muslim sentiment. Her full statement was on how Muslim's civil liberties have eroded since 9-11.
She said: "Here's the truth".
When asked if he supports her, Sanders said, "I support a Muslim member of Congress not to be attacked every single day in outrageous, racist remarks". Because on 12 April, he pinned a vile video-led tweet of progressive congresswoman Ilhan Omar.
The Fox News host later clarified his remarks in a tweet, writing, "I didn't intend to question whether Rep. Omar is an American - I am questioning how any American, let alone a United States Congresswoman, could downplay the 9/11 attacks". Soon after her public request, the video disappeared from Trump's Twitter feed.
Trump had a large group of his supporters turn out too. "But the president is absolutely and should be calling out the congresswoman", Sanders continued. "And any elected leader who refuses to condemn it shares responsibility for it".
However, there was also no shortage of Omar and Pelosi detractors either. "The president will continue to call her out, call her out by name, and he's not going to be ashamed, nor should he be".
The president elevated criticism largely from Omar's political opponents and conservatives who say Omar's phrasing offered a flippant description of the assailants and the attacks that killed almost 3,000 people.
Under the Twitter hashtag #IStandWithIlhanOmar, Star Trek actor George Takei, wrote, referring to the Japanese attack in 1941 that drew the U.S. into World War II: "When I was a child, it was Japanese Americans who were vilified as the enemy after Pearl Harbor".