GOP Rep. Dan Crenshaw blasted Minnesota’s freshman Democrat Ilhan Omar for describing the 9/11 terror attacks as “some people did something.”
“First Member of Congress to ever describe terrorists who killed thousands of Americans on 9/11 as ‘some people who did something,’” Crenshaw, of Texas, wrote in a tweet. “Unbelievable.”
In a speech last month at a fundraiser for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Omar urged Muslim Americans to “make people uncomfortable” with their activism and brought up the al Qaeda attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people.
“CAIR was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something, and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties,” said Omar, one of two Muslim women serving in Congress.
You refuse to cosponsor the 9/11 Victim’s Compensation Fund, yet have the audacity to drum resentment towards Ilhan w/completely out-of-context quotes. In 2018, right-wing extremists were behind almost ALL US domestic terrorist killings. Why don’t you go do something about that?
Her attempt to spread discord through lies was swiftly dealt with by Crenshaw on Fox:
No one was attacking Omar’s 9/11 remarks because she was a Muslim, people were attacking her remarks because what she said trivialized the deadliest terrorist attack in world history.
Last month, Jon Stewart, who hates Trump, praised the Trump administration for how it was handling the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.
Omar has called for the complete defunding of the Department of Homeland Security, which was created to protect the United States after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Omar has also advocated for leniency and compassion in the sentencing of men who were convicted of trying to join ISIS and, just last week, Omar called for a senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood to be released from prison in Egypt.