Former Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeSupport for governors sliding in states without vaccine mandates: survey Abbott bans vaccine mandates from any 'entity in Texas' Abbott disapproval rating up 8 points to 59 percent in San Antonio area: poll MORE (D-Texas) said during a campaign stop that President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump defends indicted GOP congressman House to vote Thursday on holding Bannon in contempt Youngkin calls for investigation into Loudoun County School Board amid sexual assault allegations MORE incited violence against Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarOvernight Energy & Environment — Presented by the American Petroleum Institute — Democrats address reports that clean energy program will be axed Is Wall Street serving its own interests by supporting China's? Democrats step up pressure on Biden on student loan forgiveness MORE (D-Minn.) by tweeting a video including images of Sept. 11 and comments the congresswoman made about the attack.
O'Rourke, who is running for president, added that the tweet was "part and parcel" from the Trump administration.
"This is an incitement to violence against Congresswoman Omar, against our fellow Americans who happen to be Muslim. This is part and parcel of what we've seen from an administration that has described Mexican immigrants as rapists and criminals," O'Rourke said on Saturday in South Carolina.
Beto said in SC today that Trump posting a video of Omar's 9/11 remarks with video of the attacks "is an incitement to violence."— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) April 13, 2019
He also said this is coming from someone who has called asylum seekers "animals." pic.twitter.com/3qt6od9GBF
Trump on Friday tweeted the video, which showed the burning World Trade Center towers and Omar saying at a speech last month at the Council on American-Islamic Relations that CAIR was founded because "some people did something" and Muslims "were starting to lose access to our civil liberties."
CAIR was founded in 1994, but Omar's office has said meant to say that the organization grew following the 9/11 attacks.
O'Rourke is one of several 2020 Democratic candidates who have condemned the tweet in recent days. Sen. Cory BookerCory BookerEmanuel to take hot seat in Senate confirmation hearing Senate GOP signals they'll help bail out Biden's Fed chair Defense & National Security — Military starts giving guidance on COVID-19 vaccine refusals MORE (D-N.J.) in an interview published Saturday called the tweet "vicious" and "crass." Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenDemocrats narrow scope of IRS proposal amid GOP attacks Overnight Health Care — Presented by Carequest — FDA moves to sell hearing aids over-the-counter FDA proposes rule to offer over-the-counter hearing aids MORE (D-Mass.) called it "shameful" in a tweet Friday.