Video: Rep. Omar Pushes Back Against 9/11 Victim’s Families After Criticism
During the anniversary of 9/11 last week many families spoke out against Rep. Omar’s comments that she made in March of this year. While speaking to CAIR (Council of American-Islamic Relations), at a fundraiser in Los Angeles, California Rep. Omar said, “Here’s the truth. For far too long we have lived with the discomfort of being a second-class citizen 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.”
Families reacted harshly, the father of the first US casualty in Afghanistan Mike Spann said, “I did, and I think it’s disgusting,” responded Spann. “I just don’t understand how — well, I guess I do understand when I really think about it — because there are places in the United States where people have congregated, and they’re getting together and becoming communities, and they’re of one accord, and we’re going to be attacked from within instead of people having to go over to Afghanistan to join al-Qaeda and ISIS and some of those terrorist organizations.”
Well, Rep. Omar is now doubling down on her comments and is pushing back against the criticism she received.
On Sunday Omar appeared on CBS Face The Nation and Margaret Brennan asked if she has been asked to tone down her rhetoric, Omar said, “Some people would say, ‘Ilhan you should speak a certain way, Ilhan, you should do something a certain way,’ and I believe that’s contradictory to the purpose of my existence in this space.”
“I believe that my constituents sent me to make sure that I was bringing in a conversation that others weren’t having, that I was speaking for people who have felt voiceless for a long time,” she added.
Rep. Omar was then directly asked about the criticism she received from families who lost loved ones as a result of 9/11. Omar said, “I certainly could not understand the weight of the pain that the victims of the families of 9/11 must feel, but we should also remember that many Americans had “their civil rights stripped from them” in the wake of the attacks.”
“I certainly could not understand the weight of the pain that the victims of the families of 9/11 must feel,” @IlhanMN says, but we should also remember that many Americans had “their civil rights stripped from them” in the wake of the attacks. pic.twitter.com/m6LbX3i2DG
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) September 15, 2019
I’m sorry what? Who had their civil rights stripped?
This woman is something else, not only does she refuse to acknowledge who is responsible for 9/11, she pushes back against those who have suffered the most.