On Wednesday, Rep. Ilhan Omar shared an anonymous death threat that she received on Twitter. She also spoke openly about her need for security.
Omar received a letter claiming that there is a plan to kill her at the Minnesota State Fair.
“I hate that we live in a world where you have to be protected from fellow humans. I hated it as a child living through war and I hate it now,” Omar tweeted. “But until deranged people like this stop threatening my life and the lives of others, I have to accept the reality of having security.”
Omar’s tweet included a photo of an anonymous death threat that she received. The anonymous individual wrote that Omar would “not be going back to Washington” and that her life will end before her “vacation” ends. The letter also states that she will not “die alone” and that a “very capable” person with a “big gun” would be targeting her at the state fair.
“They say we can’t get the Somali Stink out of the clean Minnesota air, but we’re going to enjoy the adventure,” it letter reads.
The threat alluded to a mass casualty event at the fair.
Omar shared the letter on Twitter just hours after Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore called for her to go back to Somalia. Moore said that Omar should go back from “whence she came” following the Alabama Republican Party’s approval of a resolution calling for her expulsion from Congress.
Omar, who is a refugee from Somalia arrived in the U.S. as a child with her family. She became a U.S. citizen as a teen. She is one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress.
Back in April, Omar shared that she had received an increase in death threats after Donald Trump shared a doctored video of her that featured images of 9/11. Trump had spliced comments by Omar placed between the images.
A spokesperson for the congresswoman told The Washington Post that the new threat had been reported to law enforcement and that they were investigating.