Pelosi says Trump is making us 'less safe?'
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi went after President Donald Trump Saturday morning for his Twitter response to Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar’s 9/11 remarks but did not mention Omar or her comments specifically.
“The memory of 9/11 is sacred ground, and any discussion of it must be done with reverence. The President shouldn’t use the painful images of 9/11 for a political attack,” Pelosi said in a statement.
Pelosi added, “As we visit our troops in Stuttgart to thank them and be briefed by them, we honor our first responsibility as leaders to protect and defend the American people. It is wrong for the President, as Commander-in-Chief, to fan the flames to make anyone less safe.”
President Trump tweeted out a video Friday of Omar’s comments about 9/11, which also included the attacks on the World Trade Center Towers. In the tweet Trump said, “WE WILL NEVER FORGET!”
Pelosi, however, has yet to make a full statement on Omar’s 9/11 remarks.
“I haven’t had the opportunity to speak with [Rep. Omar] to see the nature of her comment and, as is my custom with my colleagues, I call them in before I call them out so I’ll look forward to hearing from her,” Pelosi told reporters at a press conference Friday, The Washington Examiner reported.