As supporters of President chanted Wednesday to “send” U.S. citizen and congresswoman “back” to where she came from, the Democrat from Minnesota affirmed she would “rise” in the face of hate.
In a tweet, Omar quoted a stanza from “Still I Rise,” a poem penned by the late writer and civil rights icon .
“You may kill me with your hatefulness,” Omar wrote. “But still, like air, I’ll rise.”
The first-term congresswoman was reacting to a tweet by political commentator Jon Favreau, who described the “chilling” scene of Trump supporters at a North Carolina rally following vitriolic comments made in the last few days by the president about Omar.
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