POLL: Did poster displayed at W.V. statehouse linking Omar to 9/11 cross a line?
A poster on display as part of a “Republicans Take the Rotunda” event at the West Virginia statehouse has sparked controversy.
The poster compared Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) to 9/11 terrorists. It displayed with the Twin Towers in flames under the words, “‘Never forget’ – you said..” Then, below a photo of Omar, it said, “I am the proof — you have forgotten.”
It prompted an argument between lawmakers resulting in a physical injury, according to an NBC report. One person resigned as well. The freshman Democrat herself spoke out against the poster, saying on Twitter, “No wonder why I am on the ‘Hitlist’ of a domestic terrorist and “Assassinate Ilhan Omar” is written on my local gas stations. Look no further, the GOP’s anti-Muslim display likening me to a terrorist rocks in state capitols and no one is condemning them!”
We ask you to take a look at the poster below, then tell us: Was this poster in bad taste?
— The Hill (@thehill) March 2, 2019
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