‘Welcome home, Ilhan!’, concerns rise for The Squad’s safety, Eugene Scalia to...

‘Welcome home, Ilhan!’, concerns rise for The Squad’s safety, Eugene Scalia to be Labor secretary

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) welcomed home in Minnesota, screen grab from Doug Christian
Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota is welcomed home upon her arrival at the St.. Paul-Minneapolis International Airport on Thursday night.. (Screen grab by Doug Christian/TMN)

On the Hill with Doug Christian

(Audio: Supporters chant “Welcome home, Ilhan!” when she arrives in Minnesota.)

CAPITOL HILL – Supporters of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) surprised her with a new chant when she arrived home at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport last night. The chants come as House Democrats, fearful for her personal safety and for that of the three other members of The Squad, are calling for police authorities to reevaluate their security. Democrats claim the president has raised the risk of violence toward the congresswomen after a crowd at a Make America Great rally in Greenville, N.C., Wednesday night chanted “send her back” while President Donald Trump looked on.

In other news, Trump announced by tweet late Thursday that he would nominate Eugene Scalia, a son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, to become Labor secretary.

Trump tweeted:

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) condemned Trump’s pick, issuing a statement saying, “President Trump is missing an opportunity to nominate a fighter for workers, like a union member, to be America’s next Labor Secretary. Instead, President Trump has again chosen someone who has proven to put corporate interests over those of worker rights.” Schumer concluded, “Workers and union members who believed candidate Trump when he campaigned as pro-worker should feel betrayed.”

Doug Christian, Capitol Hill

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