In an interview on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday, WH press secretary Sarah Sanders spoke out in favor of President Trump's attack on Rep. Ilhan Omar over her comments about 9/11.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Sunday that the U.S. Capitol Police "are conducting a security assessment to safeguard Congresswoman Omar, her family and her staff" following a tweet Friday afternoon by President Trump.
STEPHANOPOULOS: But the question -- yes, but that’s the question, though, is that -- who's telling the truth about whether or not they were contacted. But I do want to move on right now. The president has been sending out those tweets about Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, attacking her for how she characterized the 9/11 attacks. And included in that tweet, those images of the towers burning. And you know, that’s drawn a lot of criticism from Democrats including the House Speaker Nancy Pelosi... She was subject to a death threat last week.
SANDERS: Certainly the president is wishing no ill will and certainly not violence towards anyone, but the president is absolutely and should be calling out the congresswoman for her not only one time but history of anti-Semitic comments.
The bigger question is why aren’t Democrats doing the same thing? It’s absolutely abhorrent the comments that she continues to make and has made and they look the other way.
I find what her comments to be absolutely disgraceful and unbefitting of a member of Congress and I think that it’s a good thing that the president is calling her out for those comments.
And the big question is why aren’t Democrats doing it as well? And not just doing it, but doing it by name. They do these watered down push backs that frankly they feel like give them enough cover, but aren’t really getting the job done.