Enough: Democrats Need to Do Something About Ilhan Omar
Since arriving in Congress, Muslim Democratic congresswoman Ilhan Omar has done little else but make anti-Semitic remarks, accuse other lawmakers of being paid off to support Israel, and generally make a bigoted ass out of herself. Fine.
But with her latest remarks, Omar has gone too far. When you are a sitting congresswoman who thinks it is fine to downplay and dismiss the worst terrorist attack to ever land on American soil, sorry, but you’ve gotta go. If Democrats remain silent on this latest outrage, they will demonstrate to the country that it is that they are every bit as un-American as their most strident critics have said.
At a Council on American-Islamic Relations fundraiser in March, Omar waxed fondly about the founding of CAIR – an organization which has, by the way, been identified as a major funding source for the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas. That she was even at such a fundraiser would be enough to raise questions about her own “dual loyalty,” if we were inclined to play Omar’s game. But it was what she said, and how she said it, that has sparked outrage among Republicans, military veterans, and anyone who remembers the fateful day of September 11, 2001.
“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,” Omar said.
Really? “Some people did something?” That’s how you choose to describe the event that destroyed two of our most enduring buildings, took down four commercial jets, put a gaping hole in the side of the Pentagon, and killed 2,996 people? What kind of monster are you?
“First Member of Congress to ever describe terrorists who killed thousands of Americans on 9/11 as ‘some people who did something,’” tweeted Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX). “Unbelievable.”
“Ilhan Omar isn’t just anti-Semitic – she’s anti-American,” said RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel. “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.”
McDaniel is on point. Unless Omar can explain in detail why she chose to dismiss this national tragedy with such carelessness, one can only conclude that she, indeed, does not care. And if she does not care, then the question must be asked: Why?
The answer to that question may make the bleeding hearts in this country uncomfortable, but it is an answer we must confront.