GOP lawmaker decries 'send her back' chants: 'This ugliness must end'

Rep. Adam KinzingerAdam Daniel KinzingerLawmakers spar over surveillance flight treaty with Russia Honoring service before self House approves Turkey sanctions in rare bipartisan rebuke of Trump MORE (R-Ill.) is denouncing the “ugliness” of chants of “send her back,” referring to Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarAl Green calls for including Trump's 'racism' in impeachment articles Republicans disavow GOP candidate who said 'we should hang' Omar Hillicon Valley: Trump officials propose retaliatory tariffs over French digital tax | FBI classifies FaceApp as threat | Twitter revamps policies to comply with privacy laws | Zuckerberg defends political ads policy MORE (D-Minn.), at President TrumpDonald John TrumpStates slashed 4,400 environmental agency jobs in past decade: study Biden hammers Trump over video of world leaders mocking him Iran building hidden arsenal of short-range ballistic missiles in Iraq: report MORE's campaign rally Wednesday night.

Kinzinger, like many Republicans who have spoken out against the chant, included a denunciation of the “extreme left” in a tweet early Thursday.

“I deeply disagree with the extreme left & have been disgusted by their tone,” he tweeted. “I woke up today equally disgusted — chants like ‘send her back’ are ugly, wrong, & would send chills down the spines of our Founding Fathers.”




“This ugliness must end, or we risk our great union,” added Kinzinger, who sits on the House Foreign Affairs Committee with Omar.

Rep. Mark WalkerBradley (Mark) Mark WalkerNC rep explores Tillis primary challenge Democrats likely to gain seats under new North Carolina maps On The Money: Trump opens surprise new front in trade war | Trump official proposes tariffs on .4B in French goods | US manufacturing contracts for fourth straight month MORE (R-N.C.) tweeted a similar sentiment, condemning the chant as “painful to our friends in the minority communities” but saying Omar’s “history, words & actions reveal her great disdain for both America & Israel.”

The chant erupted Wednesday night as Trump blasted Omar, a U.S. citizen who came to the country as a refugee from Somalia, from the podium. It followed four days of controversy over a series of Sunday tweets in which Trump suggested Omar and three other progressive minority congresswomen, all of whom were born in the U.S., to “go back” to other countries.