Progressives back Rep. Omar after Trump criticism sparks threats

More than 150 progressive leaders and groups are lining up behind Rep. Ilhan Omar amid intensifying attacks from the right over her controversial comments about the 9/11 terror attacks.Their “solidarity” letter comes a day after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked the U.S. Capitol Police and the House sergeant-at-arms to conduct “a security assessment to safeguard Congresswoman Omar, her family and her staff,” after a Twitter post from President Donald Trump that Omar said has sparked threats against her life.“The attacks aimed at Rep. Omar are beyond the pale,” the liberal activists wrote in a letter obtained by POLITICO. “Far from legitimate disagreements and critiques, there are intentional efforts to spread misinformation and incite fear and hate in the hearts of people in this country. These are blatant attempts to divide and distract us, while Trump and the GOP undermine our democracy and enrich themselves and their friends.”Monday’s letter called the

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