Embattled Congresswoman Ilhan Omar defended her previous rhetoric regarding the 9/11 terror attacks over the weekend; saying the US must remember the “aftermath” of September 11th that “stripped” Americans of their “civil rights.”
“Do you understand why people found that offensive?” asked Face the Nation, referencing Omar’s comments that “some people did something.”
“So, 9/11 was an attack on all Americans. It was an attack on all of us. I certainly could not understand the weight of the pain that the victims of the families of 9/11 must feel. I think it’s really important for us to make sure that we are not forgetting the aftermath of what happened,” deflected Omar.
“Many Americans found themselves having their civil rights stripped from them… As a Muslim not only was I suffering as an American, but the next day I woke up as my fellow Americans were treating me as suspect,” she added.
Unbelievable. Ilhan Omar refuses to acknowledge why her flippant description of 9/11 as "some people did something" was offensive and then paints herself as the victimpic.twitter.com/FDOcNbCF42
— Elizabeth Harrington (@LizRNC) September 15, 2019
Original Story: April 10, 2019
Rep. Ilhan Omar found herself at the center of another national controversy this week after footage emerged of the freshman Democrat referring to the devastating 9/11 terror attacks as “some people” who “did something.”
“CAIR was founded after 9/11 because they recognize that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties,” said Omar while speaking with supporters.
First Member of Congress to ever describe terrorists who killed thousands of Americans on 9/11 as “some people who did something”.
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) April 9, 2019
“First Member of Congress to ever describe terrorists who killed thousands of Americans on 9/11 as ‘some people who did something,’” wrote Rep. Dan Crenshaw on social media.