Elected officials and supporters rally behind Rep. Ilhan Omar after Trump’s attacks

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) takes part in a panel discussion led by Aimee Allison, touching the changes of the face of power in the United States after a history making number of diverse members were sworn into Congress the past elections, during a keynote discussion of the Netroots Nation progressive grassroots convention in Philadelphia, PA, on July 13, 2019. (Photo by Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

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At a rally for Trump in North Carolina, supporters chanted “send her back,” in reference to the president’s earlier suggestion that Omar and other Democrats “go back” to the countries they came from. In response, many public figures and elected officials pledged their support for Omar.

Donald Trump is desperate. Calling out his racism, xenophobia, and misogyny is imperative. He’s trying to divide us and distract from his own crimes, and from his deeply unpopular agenda of letting the wealthy and well-connected rip off the country. We must do more.

We must call out those who remain silent. We must initiate impeachment proceedings to hold him accountable. And we must build an unstoppable grassroots movement that resoundingly defeats not just Trump, but complicit Republicans everywhere.

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