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The Black Caucus Responds to President Trump’s Reckless Attack on Rep. Ilhan Omar

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Washington, April 13, 2019 | comments
WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Tonight, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) released the following statement criticizing President Donald Trump’s despicable attack on Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) by tweeting a video accusing the Congresswoman of supporting terrorist responsible for the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. 

CBC Chair Representative Karen Bass (D-CA) said the following: 
 
“There was a time when Presidents of either party could be looked too for leadership in pulling our country together and denouncing hate, but it’s clear that those days are over so long as Donald Trump is in the White House. His attacks on Representative Omar, as well as those from right wing media and commentators, not only spew hate and division, they are putting the life of a member of Congress in danger. These attacks are despicable and must stop so that our nation can focus on the real issues that need to be addressed to ensure our national security.”
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