Rep. Ilhan Omar weekend appearance on a fundraiser in the Seattle area of the American Islamic Relations Council (CAIR) resigned demonstrators as well as socialist counter-protocrats who praised the congresswoman.
Saturday's event in Bellevue, Wash., Was particularly close security as protesters criticized the Minnesota Democrat over its many controversial comments, some of which were considered anti-Semitic.
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But her appearance also attracted the support of a socialist political group. Liberation, the party's socialist and liberal party, revealed on Monday that members of the socialist society and works against fascism (CLAF) had signs that read "Solidarity with Ilhan Omar" or "We stand with our Muslim neighbors."
The far left publication marked the opposing Omar at the event as "fascist" and celebrated Omar's time at the congress.
"Omar, the first Somali American and one of the first two Muslim women to be elected to Congress, has been the focal point of an abominable racist and Islamophobic campaign," the paper wrote. "She has spoken against US support for Israel, against the United States' war against Venezuela, for Muslim civil rights and against abortion."
The newspaper added that the far left group "military and non-violent" defended the area near the main entrance to the event, although "the police allowed enemy right wingers to move out of what had become their" zone "and wade into the crowd of anti-fascists. "
"As CLAF activists sang" We must not be moved, "an organizer with the Ilhan Omar event came out and thanked the anti-fascist protesters for their support," wrote the Liberation site. "
" When CLAF activists sang & # 39; We shouldn't be moved & # 39 ;, an Ilhan Omar event organizer came out and thanked the anti-fascist protesters for their support. "
Police from various departments prepared for the event at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue for at least two weeks, anticipating a large number of protesters, Crosscu reported.
The event was sold out and attended by about 700 people. The authorities told the sales that they had to prepare for all possible scenarios, including an attempt on the life of the congressmen.
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Omar has been repeatedly criticized since to decide whether she herself chooses words or for her far left side, then Ted Cruz proclaimed Omar on Tuesday after writing in a now-deleted tweet that having a merit-based immigration system would degrade Latin American immigrants.
"merit-based" immigration policy is driven by racism against the Latin community, "Omar wrote." Our immigration policy should not be based on discrimination, fear t or bigotry. We should welcome immigrants to our country and offer a simple way of citizenship. "
This asked Cruz to accuse Omar of suggesting that Spanish immigrants could not qualify for skill-based legal immigration.
" As the son of a Cuban immigrant whose father came to get a math degree and become a Computer Programmer, I am concerned that Dems seems to believe Spanish immigrants cannot qualify for skill-based legal immigration. Involving more researchers, engineers and doctors is good for US jobs. "He tweeted.
Earlier this year, Trump publicly condemned Omar after the revelation that she flippantly described on September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks like" some people did something "during a fundraiser for a Muslim group back in March
Trump Captured some flakes after he tweeted a video of these comments by her edited with the images of twin towers burning down. "We will never forget!" he wrote in the tweet.
More recently both Vice President Mike Pence and State Secretary Mike Pompeo called on the Democrats when she defended the Socialist dictator Nicholas Maduro in Venezuela and said that US actions are responsible for the misery of the country.
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"Many of them policies we have put in place have helped lead the devastation in Venezuela and we have set the stage for where we arrive today, "she told the progressive program" Democracy Now! " e.
"This particular bullying and the use of sanctions to ultimately intervene and make regime change really do not help the people of countries like Venezuela, and it certainly does not help and is not in the interest of the United States," added she.