Appearing on “The View” on Monday, the Republican congressman tripled down on his condemnation of Omar’s 9/11 remarks when she said during a viral speech earlier this year that the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, were where “some people did something.”
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Ilhan Omar mentions 9/11 and does not consider it a terrorist attack on the USA by terrorists, instead she refers to it as “Some people did something”, then she goes on to justify the establishment of a terrorist organization (CAIR) on US soil. pic.twitter.com/ixP3BJfqxS
— Imam Mohamad Tawhidi (@Imamofpeace) April 9, 2019
Crenshaw, a Navy SEAL veteran, reiterated why he finds the congresswoman’s comment “unbelievable,” as IJR Red previously reported. Omar then accused him of “dangerous indictment,” which he then responded by telling her not to “play the victim card.”
“Unfortunately, we’re playing a team sport these days,” Crenshaw said during Monday’s segment.
“We just had a long discussion about how Republicans feel about Trump. I think you’re seeing the same issues play out on the Democrat side with somebody on their own team, and they’re not sure how to handle it even though they might, behind closed doors, disagree with what she’s saying.”
Co-host Joy Behar swiped back, noting Omar is a “new congresswoman.” Crenshaw is also a freshman congressman.
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"Unfortunately, we're playing a team sport these days … with Democrats … somebody on their own team, and they're not sure how to handle it." pic.twitter.com/BZ0yz91sc4
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) May 6, 2019
As IJR Red reported, Crenshaw told CBS News on Monday that Omar’s “broader point that she was making is perfectly fine,” but “that doesn’t change the fact that you refer to 9/11 in a dismissive way, both in tone and in gesture, and in words, as some people did something.”
The Republican lawmaker put his foot down that he “wholeheartedly” stands by condemning her comment.
“It is not anybody else’s words that cause these things. It is her words,” Crenshaw said. “And you can’t lay that blame on anybody else.”