Part of a remark made by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) struck a nerve with many conservatives as she appeared to downplay the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, with her “some people did something” comment.
The New York Post reacted to Omar’s latest controversial remark with the reality of what “some people did something” really looked like on the day that killed nearly 3,000 people.
“Here’s your something,” the newspaper wrote on their cover page, along with a devastating image of the World Trade Center’s twin towers collapsing after being struck by two planes. “2,977 people dead by terrorism.”
— Jay Caruso (@JayCaruso) April 11, 2019
Donald Trump Jr. responded to the Post’s cover, calling the comment by Omar a “disgrace.”
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
“Far too long we have lived with the discomfort of being a second class citizen,” Omar said during a late March event for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). “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,” she added.
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One Republican congress member, in particular, took notice of Omar’s “unbelievable” comments that downplayed the terrorist attack.
Omar, however, responded to Crenshaw, saying his comment is “dangerous incitement, given the death threats I face.”
“My love and commitment to our country and that of my colleagues should never be in question,” she wrote on Twitter. “We are ALL Americans!”
Crenshaw doubled down that he never called her un-American, nor “I did not incite any violence against you.” He added, “You described an act of terrorism on American soil that killed thousands of innocent lives as ‘some people did something.'”
“It’s still unbelievable, as is your response here,” Crenshaw said.
1. I never called you un-American.
2. I did not incite any violence against you.
3. You described an act of terrorism on American soil that killed thousands of innocent lives as “some people did something.”
It’s still unbelievable, as is your response here. https://t.co/SsfWYepOS1
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) April 10, 2019
Omar also got into an argument with “Fox & Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade who questioned on Wednesday morning “if she is an American first.”
“Can you imagine if she was representing your community, and you were in her district, how embarrassed you must feel today,” he previously said.
“I didn’t intend to question whether Rep. Omar is an American – I am questioning how any American, let alone a United States Congresswoman, could downplay the 9/11 attacks,” Kilmeade clarified on Twitter on Wednesday.
Appearing on the “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” late Wednesday, the congresswoman hit back at the Fox News host and said she’s “as American as everyone else is.”
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The 9/11 comment from Omar is only the latest controversial remark, as she’s come under fire for several allegations of anti-Semitic remarks.