Earlier this year, House Rep. Ilhan Omar generated immense criticism after casually referring to 9/11 as “some people did something.” Many people understandably called out Omar for making such a cavalier statement about a massive tragedy which forever changed the United States of America. The congresswoman has also made a series of other concerning statements regarding Israel and U.S. politicians allegedly being paid to support Israel.
Yesterday, on the 18th anniversary of 9/11, Omar spoke out about 9/11 once again via Twitter. Omar claimed that 9/11 served as an “attack on all of us.” The congresswoman then allegedly that she will be the one to “fight” for first responders and families who have suffered as a result of the tragedy which she dismissed as “some people did something.”
Reviewing Omar’s Updated Thoughts on 9/11
Yesterday, Omar took to Twitter to share views on 9/11 which are more in alignment with those of decent individuals. In the following tweet, Omar referred to 9/11 as an attack on everyone, a tone of seriousness which conflicts which her previous, nonchalant attitudes towards 9/11.
If Omar was attempting to somehow get in the good graces of people she’s previously offended, it didn’t really work. After making the above tweet about 9/11, Omar was called out for her previous mockery of Americans who are fearful of Al Qaeda. This mockery is something which Omar declined to respond to or explain during her time on Twitter.
The Bottom Line
Omar has been repeatedly called out for her previous concerning statements. One tweet about 9/11 which appears to be heartfelt does not erase a pattern of dismissive and problematic attitudes towards Americans and U.S. values.
It’s also worth noting that in the same context which Omar branded 9/11 as “some people did something,” she also called to “raise hell” and “make people uncomfortable.” The congresswoman repeatedly makes anti-American statements and then she wonders why people claim that she hates the United States.
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