At the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) on March 23, Omar explained how the group was founded after the 9/11 attacks “because they recognized that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties.”
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“First Member of Congress to ever describe terrorists who killed thousands of Americans on 9/11 as ‘some people who did something,'” Crenshaw tweeted in response on Tuesday.
He concluded by calling it “unbelievable.”
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
This isn’t the first controversial remark from Omar that Crenshaw has swiped back at.
Back in February, Omar was criticized for remarks she made that many found to be anti-Semitic. Days after the comments, the House overwhelmingly passed a resolution to condemn anti-Semitism without specifically naming Omar.
“While I voted for this, let’s be honest about what it really is — a deceitful way for Dems to give Omar cover,” Crenshaw said at the time.
“Democrats diluted this resolution beyond its original intent of condemning anti-Semitic rhetoric,” Crenshaw previously told IJR. “By putting it on the floor, Democratic leadership allowed her to claim she’s against hateful language. But we know that’s not the case as these are her deeply held beliefs.”
When it comes to immigration, the Democratic congresswoman called the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border “abhorrent and inhumane” while stating that it is “without a doubt a reflection of what white nationalism is doing to our country,” as IJR Red reported.
“How about more detention facilities and an end to asylum processing policies that encourage migrants to leverage children to cross the border?” Crenshaw responded. “Or just make up nonsense about ‘white nationalism.’ Seems like totally coherent policy.”
This is abhorrent and inhumane.
It's without a doubt a reflection of what white nationalism is doing to our country. As a country, we have to acknowledge that this is how people are being treated here and decide that we are better and we must do better. https://t.co/5YNAJFNZo7
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) March 28, 2019
As IJR Red reported, the Minnesota representative came under fire once again on Monday after labeling White House senior adviser Stephen Miller — who is Jewish — a “white nationalist.”