It's only been a week since a man was arrested for making a death threat to Ilhan Omar, but Republicans continue to heap abuse on the Muslim congresswoman.
In a bizarre but disturbing development, Texas representative Dan Crenshaw spread false claims that Omar had denied the 9/11 attackers were terrorists, and that she had played down the severity of the atrocity.
He shared a tweet containing a video clip of Omar speaking about the consequences 9/11 had for Muslims across America.
The clip shows her saying:
"CAIR was founded after 9/11, because they recognised that some people did something, and all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties".
Crenshaw shared a hot take that took this simple statement to mean Omar didn't consider the attackers to be terrorists.
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