Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-Min) responded earlier to “send her back” chants that erupted at one of President Donald Trump’s rallies by posting a photo of herself and Speaker Nancy Pelosi on a visit to Africa.
“They said ‘send her back’ but Speaker [Pelosi] didn’t just make arrangement to send me back, she went back with me,” Omar wrote in her Instagram and Twitter posts.
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) August 1, 2019
Pelosi was in Ghana with Omar and the 13 other members of the Congressional Black Caucus to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of enslaved Africans in America. Omar shared several other photos of the trip on Instagram.
Ghana’s Leader, Nana Akufo-Addo, declared 2019 “the Year of Return” – a commemoration that is meant to encourage people of African ancestry to make the “birthright journey home for the global African family”.
The “send her back” line was referring to the chant attendees of President Trump’s rally last month in North Carolina broke into after Trump mentioned the congresswoman’s name. The rally chant drew widespread condemnation from Democratic lawmakers and some Republicans, coming after Trump in a series of tweets told Omar and three other minority progressive female lawmakers to “go back” to the countries they came from.