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Sun Apr 14, 2019, 02:44 PM

Pelosi Announces 'Security Assessment' For Ilhan Omar: Trump 'Must Take Down... Dangerous Video'

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced that she has asked for a “security assessment” for Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MI), and demanded that Donald Trump take down the “dangerous” video he posted to attack the freshman congresswoman.

Trump posted a video that isolated a remark by Rep. Omar, and interspersed it with clips of the 9/11 attacks in progress. Since then, he has faced criticism for “willfully endangering” the life of Rep. Omar, although he was just one of several Republicans to launch inflammatory attacks against her.

On Sunday, Speaker Pelosi released a statement calling on Trump to take down the video, which has drawn widespread criticism for its potential to incite violence against Muslims, and Omar in particular (via email from Speaker Pelosi’s office):

Pelosi Statement on the Safety of Congresswoman Omar

London — Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement:

“Following the President’s tweet, I spoke with the Sergeant-at-Arms to ensure that Capitol Police are conducting a security assessment to safeguard Congresswoman Omar, her family and her staff. They will continue to monitor and address the threats she faces.

“The President’s words weigh a ton, and his hateful and inflammatory rhetoric creates real danger. President Trump must take down his disrespectful and dangerous video.”


https://www.mediaite.com/online/pelosi-announces-security-assessment-for-ilhan-omar-trump-must-take-down-dangerous-video/

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Reply Pelosi Announces 'Security Assessment' For Ilhan Omar: Trump 'Must Take Down... Dangerous Video' (Original post)
CatWoman Apr 14 OP
RandySF Apr 14 #1
DURHAM D Apr 14 #17
certainot Apr 14 #18
DURHAM D Apr 14 #21
NastyRiffraff Apr 14 #22
AllaN01Bear Apr 14 #28
malaise Apr 14 #2
sarabelle Apr 14 #3
mr_lebowski Apr 14 #4
Glimmer of Hope Apr 14 #5
Eyeball_Kid Apr 14 #6
dogman Apr 14 #8
Wellstone ruled Apr 14 #9
PSPS Apr 14 #11
malaise Apr 14 #13
Ferrets are Cool Apr 14 #15
orangecrush Apr 14 #16
NastyRiffraff Apr 14 #23
defacto7 Apr 14 #24
Kurt V. Apr 14 #27
Ms. Toad Apr 14 #32
malaise Apr 14 #33
Ms. Toad Apr 14 #34
malaise Apr 14 #35
Ms. Toad Apr 14 #38
malaise Apr 14 #39
Ms. Toad Apr 14 #41
mcar Apr 14 #7
PeeJ52 Apr 14 #10
malaise Apr 14 #14
PeeJ52 Apr 14 #19
malaise Apr 14 #20
Beringia Apr 14 #12
defacto7 Apr 14 #25
triron Apr 14 #26
BigmanPigman Apr 14 #30
triron Apr 14 #36
BigmanPigman Apr 14 #37
AllaN01Bear Apr 14 #29
keithbvadu2 Apr 14 #31
SlogginThroughIt Apr 14 #40

Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 02:53 PM

1. In summary

She was taking action far stronger than words.

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Response to RandySF (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 04:14 PM

17. Amen to this.

Can't believe all the media (and others) attacking her while giving Republicans and Trump a free ride.




on the other hand...I can

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #17)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 04:19 PM

18. the hypocrisy and attacks are normalized with the left's ignore-ance of rw radio

the attacks have been constant on rw radio and it's fucking absurd that we let 88 major universities to continue to support 260 limbaugh stations while they spew islamophobia, racism, and global warming denial.

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Response to certainot (Reply #18)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 04:45 PM

21. Attacks on Pelosi happened right here on DU. nt

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #21)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 04:49 PM

22. Often.

All too often. And with little thought or knowledge.

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #17)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 05:00 PM

28. the rws in ca and elsewhere have been attacking her for years .

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 02:54 PM

2. The question is why Twitter hasn't taken it down already

Totally unacceptable

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 02:57 PM

3. i agree with you.

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 02:57 PM

4. That IS the question, isn't it?

Despicable that they should even consider it an option to leave it up. Guess they're too afraid of the 'censorship' accusations coming from the RWNJ's lately ... to do the right thing.

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 02:58 PM

5. If ever there was a tweet to delete, this is it.

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 03:04 PM

6. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey sits on his thumbs.

The guy's got to be scared shitless of Trumpy, who can say anything he wants in violation of Twitter's Terms of Service. With tens of millions of followers of Trumpy, Dorsey likely makes a lot of money by allowing Trumpy the complete freedom to be abusive and incite violence. Others' accounts would have been terminated long ago.

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Response to Eyeball_Kid (Reply #6)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 03:10 PM

8. He must think t-Rump can take his message elsewhere.

They have found their connection to be mutually profitable. Twitter has given the t-Rump campaign tons of free media and has received tons of traffic.

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Response to Eyeball_Kid (Reply #6)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 03:10 PM

9. This will come full circle and bit him in the ass.

He slimed his way through the Committee Hearing. Not going to happen again.

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 03:27 PM

11. Because twitter makes money off it and that's all they care about. No social conscience at all.

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Response to PSPS (Reply #11)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 03:56 PM

13. Probably but Twitter is also a ReTHUG establishment

so there's that as well.

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 04:01 PM

15. That was my first question also. nt

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 04:14 PM

16. Because there is one standard for rich racist assholes


and another for everyone else.

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 04:50 PM

23. I reported the tweet

I know many others on Twitter have also. So far I've gotten no response other than "we have your report."

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 04:54 PM

24. I alerted on it. I'm sure thousands did also.

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 04:59 PM

27. +1

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 05:53 PM

32. Twitter finally acknolwedged recently what we all knew -

Trump has a permanent get out of jail free card for tweets. They are considering labeling the worst of the worst.

http://fortune.com/2019/03/28/twitter-rules-offensive-tweets-labels/

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #32)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 06:03 PM

33. Thanks for this link

His comment begs the question - how is anything that is so clearly likely to incite violence in the public interest?

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Response to malaise (Reply #33)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 06:05 PM

34. I agree,

but it explains why I have a 100% removal record on Twitter, except for reports agaisnt his royal ass.

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #34)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 06:10 PM

35. I never signed up

I read what is posted here

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Response to malaise (Reply #35)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 07:17 PM

38. I created an account at the request of a start-up non-profit I was involved in.

The focus was on communication across political and other divides. Heavy use of social media was part of their MO.

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #38)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 07:21 PM

39. It's an interesting form of media

and I can see it being useful for many folks. My family still can't understand why I have no Facebook, Twitter or WhatsAp accounts.

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Response to malaise (Reply #39)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 09:05 PM

41. Facebook has been remarkably useful.

Twitter less so, and I don't have a WhatsAp account.

I use facebook to keep up with family and friends. I live 1000 miles away from where I grew up - and I'm not much for phones or letters. I've also developed a large collection of electronic friends with whom I share the same (sometimes rare) illnesses. So I have deep bonds with everyone (prior to my current job) that I am friends with on facebook - but we don't necessarily share political opinions. I've had some remarkable conversations with people that I'm stuck with, for one reason or another, about politics. I've had a number of people who are conservatives that I've had conversations with about abortion and health care who tell me that I'm the only liberal they talk to, because we actually have conversations. At times they get overwhelming, so I just don't respond, but when I'm able, they get a little peek at someone they perceive as rational who supports different policies than they do.

In my current job, once my students graduate, I accept friend requests from them - which is a different (but also interesting) dynamic.

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 03:07 PM

7. K&R!

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 03:12 PM

10. Would a twitter user be allowed to show the corpses of the children that died under care of DHS?

 

and juxtaposition them with the policies of Donald tRump. I would think that would be about the same as his tweet. This open up quite a bit of what is now allowed to be posted on Twitter.

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Response to PeeJ52 (Reply #10)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 03:58 PM

14. Or the dead teens from Parkland

or the toddlers from Sandy Hook - imagine any one of us anti-NRA liberals being allowed to post those and surviving a ban.

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Response to malaise (Reply #14)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 04:25 PM

19. Heather Heyer, fine people on both sides...

 

A video of tRump saying fine people on both sides and Heather Heyer laying dead and the crowd marching in their brown shirts and tiki torches shouting Jews will not replace us... That's about the same.. right?

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Response to PeeJ52 (Reply #19)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 04:42 PM

20. It wouldn't stay up an hour

The thing is that Congresswoman Omar said nothing that can be compared with the vile MAGAcretin's comment following Charlottesville.

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 03:52 PM

12. I think they would take it down, if it were someone else other than Trump who did it

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Response to Beringia (Reply #12)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 04:56 PM

25. Probably. But in the real world where facts and humanity matters that's no excuse.

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 04:59 PM

26. Trump should be arrested immediately and charged with inciting violence against a congress

member.

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Response to triron (Reply #26)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 05:25 PM

30. Surely you must know that he is above the law by now.

Last edited Sun Apr 14, 2019, 06:19 PM - Edit history (1)

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #30)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 06:17 PM

36. "should be"

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Response to triron (Reply #36)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 06:19 PM

37. I need to add the "sarcasm" thingie.

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 05:01 PM

29. good call.

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 05:43 PM

31. Trump 'not' inciting violence.

Trump 'not' inciting violence.

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 07:23 PM

40. She is not D-MI.

She is D-MN

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