The Thursday document calls for the Police Board to hold an emergency meeting to "re-examine" its approach in how it analyzes the "risk environment, thresholds for enhanced security for certain targeted Members, and information sharing about threat streams with law enforcement."
House Homeland Security Chair Bennie Thompson is requesting an emergency meeting of the US Capitol Police Board to discuss potential threats to members of Congress after a Trump rally crowd yday chanted `send her back' in reference to Rep. Ilhan Omar pic.twitter.com/JRVP7UZ4D3— Laura Litvan (@LauraLitvan) July 18, 2019
This is the second request Rep. Thompson has issued to US Capitol Police Board in the past week. The chairman urges the meeting be scheduled prior to July 25.
Following Trump's rally in North Carolina Wednesday night, the hashtag #SendHerBack was trending on Twitter with people tweeting both for and against Omar.
During his speech to his supporters, Trump claimed Omar was anti-Israel and repeated a baseless claim that she married her brother in her second marriage.
On Tuesday, the Democrat-controlled US House of Representatives voted 240-187 to condemn Trump's series of "racist" of tweets posted on Sunday, July 14, that “have legitimized fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color.”
....it is done. These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough. I’m sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 14, 2019