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Thomas Gallatin / April 12, 2019

Dems Play the Victim While Making Light of 9/11

Crenshaw calls out Ilhan Omar for her dismissive comments on 9/11 terrorism.

This past week provided a perfect example of leftists’ inability to argue the merits of an issue. All they do when challenged is cry oppression and racism.

On Tuesday, Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) called out Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) for her demonstrably false statements regarding the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Crenshaw wrote, “First Member of Congress to ever describe terrorists who killed thousands of Americans on 9/11 as ‘some people who did something.’ Unbelievable.”

Though virtually all Crenshaw did was quote her, Omar responded by playing the victim, claiming that Crenshaw’s comments were “dangerous incitement, given the death threats I face. I hope leaders of both parties will join me in condemning it.” She then added, “My love and commitment to our country and that of my colleagues should never be in question. We are All Americans.”

But Crenshaw was having none of it, replying, “1. I never called you un-American. 2. I did not incite any violence against you. 3. You described an act of terrorism on American soil that killed thousands of innocent lives as ‘some people did something.’ It’s still unbelievable, as is your response here.”

Then America’s favorite socialist, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), jumped to defend her fellow leftist, only to further expose her own profound ignorance by attacking Crenshaw, asking why he hasn’t done anything about terrorism. AOC then ridiculously asserted that Crenshaw’s criticism of Omar was “an incitement of violence against progressive women of color.”

First, the notion that Crenshaw has not done anything about 9/11 terrorism is flat-out absurd. Memo to AOC: There’s a reason he wears that eye patch, and it’s not because he’s trying to look like a pirate. He is a Navy SEAL, a decorated war hero who served in both Iraq and Afghanistan and lost his eye while fighting jihadis in league with those who perpetrated the 9/11 attacks.

Second, calling out someone for their false, misleading, and offensive remarks is not an “incitement to violence.” To suggest such a thing is utterly despicable and logically indefensible. But this is what identity politics breeds — entitled narcissists who cry “racism” and “bigotry” whenever their absurdity is challenged and refuted.

That 3,000 Americans were murdered by bloodthirsty radical Islamic terrorists on 9/11 is not merely “some people did something,” and the fact that Omar refuses to recognize this fact is not just offensive but downright appalling. The New York Post editorial board was spot on when writing, “Omar’s cavalier brushing off of the murder of thousands of innocents on 9/11 should shock all Americans, Muslims included.” Even if AOC and Omar think their Melanin Score inoculates them from criticism.

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