GOP Rep. Dan Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL who lost an eye while fighting in Afghanistan, denounced Omar’s comments in congress. The congressman blasted Minnesota’s freshman Democrat Ilhan Omar for describing the 9/11 terror attacks as “some people did something.”
“First Member of Congress to ever describe terrorists who killed thousands of Americans on 9/11 as ‘some people who did something,’” Crenshaw, of Texas, wrote in a tweet. “Unbelievable.”
In a speech last month at a fundraiser for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Omar urged Muslim Americans to “make people uncomfortable” with their activism and brought up the al Qaeda attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people.
“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,” said Omar, one of two Muslim women serving in Congress.
Chairwoman Ronald McDaniel said in a tweet “Ilhan Omar isn’t just anti-Semitic — she’s anti-American. Nearly 3,000 Americans lost their lives to Islamic terrorists on 9/11, yet Omar diminishes it as: ‘Some people did something.’ Democrat leaders need to condemn her brazen display of disrespect.”