Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) on Friday stirred more outrage over remarks she made that critics said belittled 9/11, tweeting out a partial comment that President George W. Bush made after the attacks –and bizarrely asking whether he was a Muslim.
Her latest tone-deaf 9/11-related comment accompanied an article from the Washington Post that attempted to put her original remarks, made at a Council on American-Islamic Relations banquet in California on March 23, into context, reported New York Post.
“Here’s the truth. For far too long we have lived with the discomfort of being a second-class citizen and, frankly, I’m tired of it, and every single Muslim in this country should be tired of it. 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,” Rep. Ilhan Omar said that caused her initial outrage.
Her comment “some people did something” was met with much backlash, but she doubled down and ultimately stuck in her foot in her mouth.
On Friday, Omar tweeted questioning George Bush’s faith, “The people– and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon!’ President George W. Bush. Was Bush downplaying the terrorist attack? What if he was a Muslim.”
But the GOP’s pushback at her continued, and even President Trump released a video montage of the 9/11 attacks interwoven with Omar’s controversial comments that trivialized the acts of terror. (Continued Below)
President Trump on Friday tweeted the video and wrote in all caps, “WE WILL NEVER FORGET!
The video the President tweeted includes Omar’s remarks to the Council on American-Islamic Relations in March with quick cuts to video footage taken of the horrific terror attacks, including clips that show the collapse of the Twin Towers. (Videos Below)
President Trump’s official tweet:
WE WILL NEVER FORGET! pic.twitter.com/VxrGFRFeJM
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 12, 2019
Rep. Ilhan Omar’s tweet:
“The people — and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon!” President George W. Bush
Was Bush downplaying the terrorist attack?
What if he was a Muslim 🤔 https://t.co/XMazssoD49
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) April 12, 2019
Diamond and Silk joined Lou Dobbs on Thursday where they weighed in on Omar’s comments and said,”She is proven to be anti-American, anti-jewish people. I don’t even think she deserves to be in our Congress. And anyone that defends her, they don’t deserve to be in our Congress.”
“To refer to terrorists as ‘some people’– No! These were terrorists. They had animalistic behavior, terrorist, and they drove planes into our twin towers! She needs to start calling things as they are, how they need to be called out, instead of just beating around the bush. I don’t think she represents America. I don’t know who she represents, but it’s not America.” Diamond said.
#AmericaFirst– @DiamondandSilk: Rep. Omar has proven to be anti-American and anti-Semitic. She doesn’t deserve to be in our Congress & anyone who defends her doesn’t deserve to be in Congress either. I don’t know who she represents, but it’s not America. #MAGA #Dobbs pic.twitter.com/C5Q9LC7Lnd
— Lou Dobbs (@LouDobbs) April 11, 2019
We leave you with Rep. Dan Crenshaw and Don Jr.:
This week was a new low in partisanship & dishonesty.
I watched in disbelief as some covered for Omar by coming after me with lies & absurd claims that I don’t support 9/11 victims.
What a disgusting, dishonest tactic.
Why turn this into a political football?
Full NBC int: pic.twitter.com/sVXvzHDPnP
— Rep. Dan Crenshaw (@RepDanCrenshaw) April 12, 2019
Don Jr.: “This woman is a disgrace. Never in my life would I imagine a member of congress showing this much disdain for America & Americans. I also never thought I’d see Democrats & their media lackeys turn a blind eye to this and her anti-semitism. The dems have lost their way!
This woman is a disgrace. Never in my life would I imagine a member of congress showing this much disdain for America & Americans.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) April 11, 2019