Fox News: Ted Cruz defends Ilhan Omar from ‘reprehensible’ death threats


Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas., came to the defense of Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., on Monday after the progressive congresswoman received multiple death threats on Twitter.

Over the weekend, Omar put a spotlight on the threats she had received from other Twitter users, telling the social media giant that the posts about her were “unacceptable.” One tweet had called her a “terrorist” who “should be hanged for treason.”

Cruz expressed solidarity with Omar amid the viral threats.

“This is reprehensible,” Cruz tweeted. “Disagree with @IlhanMN on the merits, fine, but death threats to anyone are not a joke.”

Omar later tweeted her thanks to Cruz.

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