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‘This Ugliness Must End’: GOP Lawmaker Condemns ‘Send Her Back’ Chants At Trump Rally

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‘This Ugliness Must End’: GOP Lawmaker Condemns ‘Send Her Back’ Chants At Trump Rally





Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) on Thursday condemned the “ugliness” of chants of “send her back” made by the audience at President Trump’s Wednesday campaign rally about Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar.

“I deeply disagree with the extreme left & have been disgusted by their tone,” Kinzinger, who sits on the House Foreign Affairs Committee with Omar, tweeted. “I woke up today equally disgusted — chants like ‘send her back’ are ugly, wrong, & would send chills down the spines of our Founding Fathers.”



“This ugliness must end, or we risk our great union,” added Kinzinger.

Rep. Mark Walker (R-N.C.) condemned the chant as “painful to our friends in the minority communities” but saying Omar’s “history, words & actions reveal her great disdain for both America & Israel.”

The crowd erupted in a “send her back” chant Wednesday night as Trump attacked Omar, a U.S. citizen who came to the country as a refugee from Somalia, from the podium.





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