Apr 6, 2019 - Politics & Policy

Man arrested for threatening to kill Ilhan Omar

In this image, Rep. Omar holds a small American flag in one hand while clapping.

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A New York man has been charged and arrested for threatening to kill Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) in March because she is Muslim, according to the incident's affidavit, CNN reports.

The bottom line: After Patrick Carlineo called Omar's office, called her a terrorist and threatened to "put a bullet in her (expletive) skull," he said in an interview with authorities that he loves President Trump and "that he hates radical Muslims in our government," per the affidavit cited by CNN.

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