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

Rep. Justin AmashJustin AmashAmash says he's happy not feeling 'bound to a particular party' Amash on Syria: Trump's not ending anything Trump says House Democrats 'unfortunately' have the votes to impeach MORE (I-Mich.), who recently left the Republican Party, said President TrumpDonald John TrumpBusiness school deans call for lifting country-specific visa caps Bolton told ex-Trump aide to call White House lawyers about Ukraine pressure campaign: report Federal prosecutors in New York examining Giuliani business dealings with Ukraine: report MORE's "demagoguery" is to blame for the crowd at the president's rally chanting "send her back" about Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarIlhan Omar raises .1 million in third quarter New California law bans school lunch debt shaming The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by USAA — Ex-Ukraine ambassador testifies Trump pushed for her ouster 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-CortezObamas' first Netflix project nominated for Critics' Choice Documentary Awards Sanders wishes Ocasio-Cortez happy birthday Democrat launches primary challenge to Ocasio-Cortez MORE (N.Y.), Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibTrump labels Tlaib 'a despicable human being' Tlaib says Democrats have discussed detaining White House officials who don't testify The 13 House Democrats who back Kavanaugh's impeachment MORE (Mich.) and Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyPennsylvania candidate would be first autistic woman elected to a state legislature Pressley joins hundreds of activists calling for Kavanaugh impeachment: 'I believe in the power of us' The 13 House Democrats who back Kavanaugh's impeachment 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) WeldAnalysis: Warren and Booker most cyber-aware 2020 candidates Trump campaign takes steps to ensure critics are not represented at 2020 convention Ex-GOP lawmaker sues South Carolina Republican Party for canceling 2020 primary 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."