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

Rep. Justin AmashJustin AmashLawmakers blast Trump as Israel bars door to Tlaib and Omar House Democrats targeting six more Trump districts for 2020 Sanford headed to New Hampshire amid talk of challenge to Trump MORE (I-Mich.), who recently left the Republican Party, said President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump watching 'very closely' as Portland braces for dueling protests WaPo calls Trump admin 'another threat' to endangered species Are Democrats turning Trump-like? MORE's "demagoguery" is to blame for the crowd at the president's rally chanting "send her back" about Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarMaher rails against anti-Israel boycott movement: 'A bulls--- purity test' for Democrats Pelosi hits Trump, Netanyahu for 'weakness' amid tensions over Omar and Tlaib Ocasio-Cortez brushes off Trump tweet claiming she is 'fuming' over Tlaib, Omar attention 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-CortezOcasio-Cortez brushes off Trump tweet claiming she is 'fuming' over Tlaib, Omar attention Trump finds consistent foil in 'Squad' The Hill's Morning Report — Trump and the new Israel-'squad' controversy MORE (N.Y.), Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibMaher rails against anti-Israel boycott movement: 'A bulls--- purity test' for Democrats Pelosi hits Trump, Netanyahu for 'weakness' amid tensions over Omar and Tlaib Ocasio-Cortez brushes off Trump tweet claiming she is 'fuming' over Tlaib, Omar attention MORE (Mich.) and Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyOcasio-Cortez brushes off Trump tweet claiming she is 'fuming' over Tlaib, Omar attention Trump finds consistent foil in 'Squad' Sen. Susan Collins: Israel should allow Omar, Tlaib to visit 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) WeldEx-GOP lawmaker argues for Trump primary challenge from the right Trump's GOP challenger: 'I may be reduced' to debating Alec Baldwin The Hill's Campaign Report: 2020 Democrats challenge Trump's response to El Paso 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."