Extra protection sought for AOC and pals after Trump’s comments

Extra protection sought for AOC and pals after Trump’s comments
The "squad" holds a press conference. MSNBC video

[Ed. – Spend more taxpayer money to protect Ilhan Omar and her pals from non-existent threats on their lives? Who could say no?]

House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie G. Thompson, D-Miss., was seeking extra protection for members of Congress on Monday after President Trump’s tweets and remarks about the progressive “squad.”

Trump’s remarks apparently were directed at four congresswomen: Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan. All are American citizens and three of the four were born in the U.S.

Far from backing down, Trump on Monday dug in on comments he had initially made a day earlier on Twitter that if lawmakers “hate our country,” they can go back to their “broken and crime-infested” countries.

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“If you’re not happy in the U.S., if you’re complaining all the time, you can leave, you can leave right now,” he said.

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