Amash responds to 'Send her back' chants at Trump rally: 'This is how history's worst episodes begin'

Rep. Justin AmashJustin AmashSanders co-chair: Greenwald charges could cause 'chilling effect on journalism across the world' Trump rails against impeachment in speech to Texas farmers Overnight Defense: Foreign policy takes center stage at Democratic debate | House delivers impeachment articles to Senate | Dems vow to force new vote on Trump's border wall MORE (I-Mich.), who recently left the Republican Party, said President TrumpDonald John TrumpKaine: Obama called Trump a 'fascist' during 2016 campaign Kaine: GOP senators should 'at least' treat Trump trial with seriousness of traffic court Louise Linton, wife of Mnuchin, deletes Instagram post in support of Greta Thunberg MORE's "demagoguery" is to blame for the crowd at the president's rally chanting "send her back" about Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarSanders wants one-on-one fight with Biden Jayapal: 'We will end up with another Donald Trump' if the US doesn't elect a progressive Media's selective outrage exposed in McSally-Raju kerfuffle MORE (D-Minn.). 

"A chant like 'Send her back!' 'is ugly and dangerous, and it is the inevitable consequence of President Trump’s demagoguery," Amash tweeted Thursday. "This is how history’s worst episodes begin. We must not allow this man to take us to such a place."

The chant at Wednesday night's rally in North Carolina followed days of Trump doubling down on his attacks on freshman Democratic Reps. Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezDes Moines Register endorses Elizabeth Warren as Democratic presidential nominee Sanders faces lingering questions about appeal to women voters Moore defends Sanders's reputation: 'We don't want the fake, and the phony and the fraudulent' MORE (N.Y.), Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibSanders wants one-on-one fight with Biden Democrats press Trump administration to stop DNA collection from detained migrants Jayapal: 'We will end up with another Donald Trump' if the US doesn't elect a progressive MORE (Mich.) and Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyThe Hill's Morning Report — Dems detail case to remove Trump for abuse of power Pressley says she 'would welcome the opportunity' to educate DeVos after abortion, slavery comparison Massachusetts governor apologizes after calling Pressley speech a 'rant' MORE (D-Mass.).

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He tweeted that the lawmakers, all women of color, should "go back" where they came from. Only Omar was born outside of the U.S.

Amash voted for a House resolution earlier this week to condemn Trump's tweets as racist. 

Just four Republicans joined all Democrats in backing the resolution. 

Before Amash left the GOP over differences with Trump and the direction the party was taking, he was the only Republican to publicly support impeachment. He has said he is not ruling out a potential 2020 presidential run. 

Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill WeldWilliam (Bill) WeldRepublican group calls for 'President Pence' amid impeachment trial Weld says Trump wants reporters to 'roam free' in Iran, but not US Trump primary challengers left off Wisconsin ballot MORE (R), who has mounted a primary campaign against Trump, also tweeted criticism of the "send her back" chants. Weld said Republicans are in a "fight for the soul of the GOP."