Ilhan Omar Makes Light of 9/11

Ilhan Omar Makes Light of 9/11

Earlier this year, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) addressed the Council of American-Islamic Relations with a callous and controversial statement. Omar made light of the suffering involved during 9/11 by reminding the organization that they were founded when “they recognized that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties.”

Of course, the “some people” who did “something” were the terrorists flying planes into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania.

Omar’s commentary was unearthed during an interview on CBS where she was asked if she understood why Americans were upset over the quote. She replied that while she could never know the true pain felt by citizens on 9/11, Muslims were being oppressed and losing their rights. The tone of the conversation quickly shifted from remembering 9/11 to focusing on the pain Muslims felt.

Do Omar’s constituents truly want a leader who casually brushes aside the most enduring impacts of 9/11? We’ll find out if Omar’s base comes to their senses when she goes up for reelection in 2020.

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