Rep. Ilhan Omar blows GOP over poster that connects her with the 9/11 attacks

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The poster, with photos from Omar and the terrorist attacks in the manner of an internet meme, was shown behind a table during WVGOP Day at the Capitol, an event where the Republican party from West Virginia invited the audience to the top roundabout of the Capitol.

The GOP state denounced the sign and said that an exhibitor had drafted it without his knowledge and demanded its removal.

Omar, a Minnesota Democrat who was elected Congress last year as one of the first two Muslim women, labeled it as the anti-Islamic display of the GOP & # 39 ;.

"No wonder I am on the & # 39; Hitlist & # 39; of a domestic terrorist and & # 39; Assassinate Ilhan Omar & # 39; is written at my local gas stations," the Somali American posted on Twitter on Friday. "Look no further, the anti-Muslim screen of the GOP compares me with a terrorist rock in capitols of states and nobody condemns them!"
Her listing of a hit list refers to recent news in which an American Coast Guard officer was accused of writing a hit list of prominent Democrats and journalists. According to the court documents, the congressman is mentioned on that list.
Friday's incidents came when Omar has come criticized by members of both parties to suggest that pro-Israeli groups effectively buy politicians and impose loyalty to a foreign country.

Poster leads to fierce arguments

The poster caused tumult in the Capitol in Charleston, about 750 kilometers from the Minneapolis Congress District in Omar.

A woman who exhibited literature at a table in the roundabout during the WVGOP day in the Capitol, placed the poster, said Good King News member WCHS. The name of the exhibitor was not immediately available.

With images and text, the screen suggested that the election of Omar is evidence that Americans have forgotten the 11 September attacks.

The top photo of the poster was flooded with smoke and flames from the twin towers of the World Trade Center, supplemented with the words: & # 39; Never forget it & # 39; – you said.

The bottom picture was from Omar, accompanied by the words: "I am the proof – you have forgotten it."

Arguments followed in the roundabout about the poster, even involving lawmakers who were in the building for a House session, WCHS reported.

A state legislator has claimed that during these arguments another woman – Anne Lieberman, the brigadier of the house – countered the criticism of the sign by equating all Muslims with terrorists.

Lieberman finally resigned on Friday. Her short letter of dismissal, read by a house clerk while the room was in session, did not mention her reasons for the dismissal or accusation against her.

According to West Virginia Public Broadcasting, Lieberman denied having called all Muslim terrorists. Good King News's attempt to reach Lieberman was not immediately successful.

The legislator who accused Lieberman of making the remark, deputy Michael Angelucci, D-Marion, reproached the alleged remarks on the floor of the room.

"That is more than embarrassing, and that is not freedom of speech," said Angelucci, referring to the alleged remark, according to WCHS. "That is hate speech, and it has no place in this House – the people's house."

Democratic deputies Michael Angelucci, left, and Mike Caputo denounced Friday's poster at the West Virginia House.

Report: Injured person when a legislator opened a door

The emotional arguments about the poster may have led to at least one injury. Deputy Mike Caputo, D-Marion, said on the floor of the house that he had opened a door out of anger above the screen.

House officials said the door hit a door which, according to WCHS, sustained an unspecified injury.

"Yes, I kicked that door open, I'll own it," Caputo said later on Friday on the floor of the house. "And I said a number of things that I do not normally say, so the point should be, we should not do what happens out here, whether it's the Democratic Party or the Republican Party. (There's no room for that). "

House speaker says that incidents are being investigated

Speaker Roger Hanshaw, R-Clay, said leaders are investigating the incidents.

"The House of Representatives of West Virginia unambiguously denounces hatred in all its forms.When we started today's floor session, we had a series of incidents in and out of our Chamber that did not match the character and politeness of the people in this area. state the question of their officials, "said Hanshaw Friday in a statement.

"Leadership of the House of Representatives is currently investigating these incidents to first-hand learn the actual basis of what has happened, and will respond with appropriate action."

State GOP takes away from the poster

The Republican party from West Virginia issued a statement on Saturday stating that "the hate speech does not approve, approve or support."

"One of the exhibitors on our Republican holiday in West Virginia in the Capitol showed a sign that we did not approve, we did not know before the day began and we do not support," the statement said. "When we heard about the board, we immediately asked this exhibitor to remove the board.

"Our party supports freedom of expression, but we do not endorse speech that promotes intolerant and hateful views. We have shown that West Virginia is united when we respect each other, embrace our differences and focus on moving our is what we can achieve. "

During the Friday home session, some state legislators argued whether the sign was a display of free speech. Hanshaw told the group that, regardless of whether or not it was, the resulting chaos was unseemly and not like the typical behavior of the legislature.

"In the past 52 days, we have allowed politicians at national level to become a cancer for our state," Hanshaw said in his speech.

"To the ladies and gentlemen who keep an eye on these cameras, we owe it to you to do better, we have to be the model of democracy."

Good King News & # 39; s Lori Daniel and Veronica Stracqualursi have contributed to this report.