A New York Democratic representative is vocalizing just how “offensive” Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-Minn.) controversial 9/11 remark is with the reality of just how devastating the terrorist attack was on his state and the rest of the American people.
Omar’s remark that “some people did something” on Sept. 11, 2001, drew criticism, with some saying it was taken out of context. However, Rep. Max Rose (D-N.Y.) isn’t having any of it.
On Friday, Omar, who has previously found herself under sharp criticism for controversial remarks, questioned if former President George W. Bush downplayed the terrorist attack.
“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
“Let’s be very clear about this. This is insensitive, and it’s offensive,” Rose said during an appearance on Fox News on Friday.
“On 9/11, radical terrorists attacked us. New York City lost thousands of people. My district, Staten Island and South Brooklyn, lost hundreds of cops, firemen, and first responders, more than any other district in America.
There’s a lot of pain right now in memory of 9/11, and that pain isn’t going anywhere. But you know what else there is? There is a lot of urgency to get the victims’ compensation fund extended so we can be there for those first responders who were there on 9/11.”
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— David Choi (@choibboy) April 12, 2019
There’s been an ongoing back-and-forth between Omar and Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas), who criticized her for the “unbelievable” remark. However, when she accused him of inciting “dangerous indictment,” he fired back that he “did not incite any violence” against her.
During an NBC interview on Friday, the Navy SEAL veteran doubled down that he didn’t believe her remark was taken out of context and told her “don’t play the victim card,” as IJR Red reported.