On Sunday, July 14, President Donald Trump sent a tweet that called on four Democratic congresswomen of color, including Rep. Ilhan Omar from Minnesota, to go back to their "broken and crime infested" countries. After receiving criticism for his tweets, he defended them, saying that many people agree with him.

Minnesota’s Republicans in Congress have not made any public statements about the president’s message.

Most of Minnesota’s Democrats, including Gov. Tim Walz, spoke out against them. A few called Trump’s words “racist” and “disrespectful.”

Here is what they said:

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Democrat

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who is running for president, sent a tweet on Sunday critical of Trump’s message.

“This is reprehensible, racist, and xenophobic. It is unacceptable for the President of the United States to tweet something like this. Period,” she said.

Sen. Tina Smith, Democrat

Newly elected Sen. Tina Smith tweeted on Monday: “Ilhan Omar is an American. She’s a member of Congress. Respect her.”

Rep. Angie Craig, Democrat

“Every member of Congress is here to serve their country and represent their communities. Questioning my colleagues’ identities as Americans is disrespectful and just plain wrong,” Craig said in a Twitter message.

Rep. Tom Emmer, Republican

No public comments found.

Rep. Jim Hagedorn, Republican

No public comments found.

Rep. Betty McCollum, Democrat

McCollum released a statement Monday afternoon.

“This weekend and today, the president has once again been a provocateur with his racist, bigoted, and misogynistic language. The American people have heard him speak like this time and time again. He does this to distract from his administration’s corruption and incompetence. My focus is on the serious work of governing and holding this president in check until we can take back the White House — and not on every tweet of a demagogue,” she said.

Rep. Ilhan Omar, Democrat

Rep. Ilhan Omar, a target of Trump’s tweets, took part in a news conference with the other women targeted on Monday afternoon. She said Trump’s tweets were the “agenda of white nationalists” and called the remarks “a blatantly racist attack.”

“It is for this reason precisely, that we have to take action when a president is openly violating the oath he took to the constitution of the United States and the core values we aspire to,” she said at the news conference.

Rep. Collin Peterson, Democrat

No public comments found.

Rep. Dean Phillips, Democrat

Phillips also took to Twitter, saying: “Shameful words, Mr. President. The women to whom you refer are my colleagues. They are Americans, all but one born on our soil. And they are working tirelessly to address the ineptitude and corruption of your administration — the government of the country in which they were born.”

Rep. Pete Stauber, Republican

No public comments found.

Gov. Tim Walz, Democrat

Walz was asked Monday morning about Trump’s tweets.

“Dividing this country along racial lines is unacceptable. I’ve made my position clear on the president that I will not normalize behavior that should not be normalized. Get the trade deal done. Do your job, is what I would say to the president. Bring this country together on these things, and don’t denigrate American citizens who are serving and who are duly elected by, in this case, the people of Minneapolis,” he said.