AOC defends Ilhan Omar’s 9/11 comments, attacks veteran congressman

April 12, 2019 by Jerry McCormick

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has managed to get herself involved in yet another controversy.

This time, AOC drew the ire of conservatives by not only defending Rep. Ilhan Omar’s latest comments about 9/11 but for her insulting attack against Rep. Dan Crenshaw, who had criticized Omar’s comments.

“You refuse to cosponsor the 9/11 Victim’s Compensation Fund, yet have the audacity to drum resentment towards Ilhan w/completely out-of-context quotes,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted on Thursday.

“In 2018, right-wing extremists were behind almost ALL US domestic terrorist killings. Why don’t you go do something about that?” she continued.

Omar In Trouble Again

While speaking at a dinner for the Council for American-Islamic Relations, Omar described the 9/11 terrorists as “some people” who “did something.”

“Here’s the truth. 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,” Omar told the attendees.

Omar’s comments about 9/11 had Americans in an uproar.

The New York Post even printed a special cover in response to Omar, captioning a photo of the burning twin towers with “Here’s your something. 2,977 people dead by terrorism.”

Sohrab Ahmari on Twitter

The most powerful cover we’ve run in my time here: “Here’s your something,” Rep. Omar!

Crenshaw Outraged

Understandably, Rep. Crenshaw was more than a bit upset about Omar’s comments. “Unbelievable,” he tweeted.

Dan Crenshaw on Twitter

First Member of Congress to ever describe terrorists who killed thousands of Americans on 9/11 as “some people who did something”. Unbelievable. https://t.co/IKtoZWWmIT

For those of you that don’t know, Crenshaw served in the U.S. Navy as a SEAL team member and lost his eye while fighting for this country.

The pushback on AOC’s comments was immediate.

Liz Cheney on Twitter

There is no context in which @IlhanMN description of 9/11 as “some people did something” is anything but disgraceful. Defending her is shameful, especially for a representative from NY. https://t.co/15jGij29Ya

Natalie Johnson on Twitter

AOC implying @DanCrenshawTX, who served combat tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan (where he lost an EYE) in the wake of 9/11, hasn’t done enough for the victims of September 11 terrorist attack is astounding, though not shocking.

Omar, who has been embroiled in multiple controversies this year for her words, isn’t likely to stop talking. She tweeted defiantly on Friday, “We are not in Congress to be invisible. In the words of Congressman John Lewis, we are here to make good trouble.” Whether it’s “good” or not is questionable, Omar.