Omar announces father's death from coronavirus complications

Omar announces father's death from coronavirus complications
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Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarMatt Gaetz, Roger Stone back far-right activist Laura Loomer in congressional bid The Hill's Campaign Report: LIVE: Trump from Gettysburg | The many unknowns of 2020 | Omar among those facing primary challenges 'This already exists': Democrats seize on potential Trump executive order on preexisting conditions MORE (D-Minn.) on Monday announced that her father has died due to complications from COVID-19.

Omar said in a statement, “It is with tremendous sadness and pain” that she was sharing the death of her father, Nur Omar Mohamed.

“No words can describe what he meant to me and all who knew him,” Omar said. “My family and I ask for your respect and privacy during this time."


Omar did not provide any additional information. She shared a photo of herself and her father on Twitter. 

Several lawmakers shared support for Omar on social media.

"My deepest condolences to you on the loss of your father, @IlhanMN. The pain you’re feeling is familiar to me. My heart breaks for you, sister. I’m praying for you and your family,” Minnesota Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan (D) tweeted Tuesday.


Rep. Deb HaalandDebra HaalandMichelle Obama wishes Barack a happy birthday: 'My favorite guy' One way we can honor John Lewis' legacy: Amend the 13th Amendment Native American lawmaker: 'Redskins' name change 'should have been made a long time ago' MORE (D-N.M.) tweeted “Ilhan, I am so sorry for your loss. I send my deepest condolences. Sending love to you and your family.” 

Rep. Veronica EscobarVeronica EscobarHispanic Caucus asks for Department of Labor meeting on COVID in meatpacking plants The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden's latest plan on racial inequality Democrats hope clash resonates with key bloc: Women MORE (D-Texas) shared “Ilhan, my sincerest condolences. Sending you much love and prayers for peace.”

Multiple other lawmakers' loved ones have also died following complications due to the coronavirus.

Rep. Maxine WatersMaxine Moore WatersMaxine Waters expresses confidence Biden will pick Black woman as VP Bill from Warren, Gillibrand and Waters would make Fed fight economic racial inequalities Waters rips Trump, GOP over mail-in ballots: 'They'll lie, cheat and steal to stay in power' MORE (D-Calif.) shared last month that her sister, Velma Moody, died from the virus and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenOvernight Health Care: Nearly 100,000 children tested positive for coronavirus over two weeks last month | Democrats deny outreach to Trump since talks collapsed | California public health chief quits suddenly On The Money: Administration defends Trump executive orders | CBO reports skyrocketing deficit | Government pauses Kodak loan pending review Harris favored as Biden edges closer to VP pick MORE's (D-Mass.) brother died in April due to COVID-19.