Ilhan Omar’s Republican challenger blasted Twitter after her account was suspended for suggesting the Democrat should be ‘tried for treason and hanged’ amid reports she shared information with Iran.
Danielle Stella had written on her campaign Twitter account Tuesday: ‘If it is proven @IlhanMN passed sensitive info to Iran, she should be tried for #treason and hanged,’ according to The Washington Examiner.
She also included an article from a blog post that contained a drawing of a stick figure being hanged.
Ilhan Omar’s Republican challenger Danielle Stella, (left), blasted Twitter after her account was suspended for suggesting Omar, (right), should be ‘tried for treason and hanged’ amid reports she shared information with Iran.
Stella, is one of five Republican candidates hoping to go up against Omar for Minnesota’s fifth congressional seat in 2020, later appeared to clarify her remarks on her Facebook page
The account was later permanently suspended for repeated violations of Twitter’s rules, a Twitter spokesman told The Washington Times Wednesday.
Stella, is one of five Republican candidates hoping to go up against Omar for Minnesota’s fifth congressional seat in 2020, later appeared to clarify her remarks on her Facebook page.
She claimed: ‘There are MANY hypocrites rage posting here. Breathe, think this through, logically. To clarify, I said, “If it is proven ____ passed sensitive info to Iran, she should be tried for treason and hanged”.
‘Treason is the only thing mentioned in the constitution for the death penalty, punishable by hanging or firing squad. I believe all involved should be thoroughly investigated.
‘I did not threaten anyone. If you are calling it a threat- you believe that individual is guilty, and therefore it is not a threat, it’s treason.
‘You and the fake news #MSM are lying by calling it Iynching or terroristic threats.I believe all traitors to our Country need to be tried for their many crimes. I’ve been outspoken about HRC crime family, BH0, S0R0S and others as well.’
Stella claimed she was receiving death threats and threats of bodily harm to her friends and relatives on social media after claiming Omar should be hanged for treason
Stella’s account was later permanently suspended for repeated violations of Twitter’s rules, a Twitter spokesman told The Washington Times Wednesday.
‘My suspension for advocating for the enforcement of federal code proves Twitter will always side with and fight to protect terrorists, traitors, pedophiles and rapists,’ Stella later told the news outlet.
She also claimed she was receiving death threats and threats of bodily harm to her friends and relatives on social media.
She added: ‘What you’re doing is reprehensible and speaks to your flawed souls and damaged psyches.
‘The only death threats I’m seeing is from the angry liberal mob where facts don’t matter, only emotion, and you’re somehow thinking you’re righteous by threatening my life, my supporters’ lives, my loved ones lives? No, this is wrong. You are hypocrites.
Stella was arrested in July for allegedly stealing from Target
‘The angry liberal mob does this frequently to our President Donald J. Trumpand his family, and never are held accountable for your hatred, your violence, your many threats, or heinous posts like Kathy Griffin.’
Stella’s campaign micro-blogging site bio notes she is a ‘Republican Candidate against Ilhan Omar’, ‘pro-life’, for ‘freedom of speech’ and a ‘Veterans Volunteer’.
Omar responded to the controversy on Twitter by saying: ‘This is the natural result of a political environment where anti-Muslim dogwhistles and dehumanization are normalized by an entire political party and its media outlets. Violent rhetoric inevitably leads to violent threats, and ultimately, violent acts.’
Stella’s tweets came after Kuwaiti-born Alan Bender claimed in a lawsuit filed in Florida in October that Qatar ‘recruited Ilhan Omar from even way before she thought about becoming a government official’ and ‘groomed her’.
In the case against the Emir of Qatar’s brother, Bender said in a deposition that Omar received cash payments. She has denied the allegations, calling them absurd.
Stella has previously said that if she is elected to Congress, she will work towards reducing crime rates.
Omar responded to the controversy by saying it was the result of the current political environment
Stella has also tweeted in the past that U.S. representatives who fail to uphold the law should be made to leave office.
Stella is reportedly a supporter of the QAnon conspiracy theory, which claims that high-profile Democrats are involved in a pedophile ring that President Trump is trying to dismantle.
She has repeatedly used the hashtag #WWG1WGA on Twitter, which is a reference to QAnon’s motto: ‘Where we go one, we go all.’
In July, she was accused of shoplifting 279 items from a suburban Target earlier this year.
A criminal complaint says Danielle Stella stole items valued at more than $2,000 from Target in January. She allegedly told police she doesn’t remember anything after arriving at Target, due to post-traumatic stress disorder.
The Star Tribune reports Stella was arrested again in April after allegedly stealing $40 in cat food from a Cub grocery store. A police report says she told an officer she forgot to pay.
In a text to The Guardian, Stella said she’s innocent until proven guilty, and if she were guilty, she’d never run for public office.