Rep. Ilhan Omar, who was caught on camera referring to 9/11 as “some people did something,” is now the victim, according to the Democrats and the media.
Of course, downplaying a horrific terrorist attack in which 3,000 people lost their lives is insane, wrong and should be condemned. Some people responded this way, even President Trump.
WE WILL NEVER FORGET! pic.twitter.com/VxrGFRFeJM
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 12, 2019
But get this, the Democrats and the media are actually playing the victim card in this whole thing.
What are they saying? How is Rep. Omar, who actually uttered those words, the victim? They say President Trump is actually inciting violence against Omar, putting her life in danger.
The President is actively and willfully endangering the life of a member of Congress.
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) April 12, 2019
Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Trump's tweet about Ilhan Omar: "Donald Trump is trying to incite violence and to divide us and every political leader should speak out against this. The Republican leadership in Congress cannot take a pass on this." https://t.co/Cwq08U6NLX pic.twitter.com/pb0nJCFZ8M
— The Hill (@thehill) April 13, 2019
One lesson from 9/11 that we must never forget is that we are one country and strongest when united. Using the tragic events of that day to incite fear is never acceptable in our political discourse. The President’s attack on Rep. Omar is irresponsible, reprehensible, and wrong.
— Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan (@LtGovFlanagan) April 13, 2019
As a Senator who represents 9/11 victims, I can't accept any minimizing of that pain. But Trump's dangerous rhetoric against @IlhanMN is disgusting. It’s a false choice to suggest we can’t fight terrorism and reject Islamophobic hate at once—a president should do both.
— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) April 13, 2019
President Trump understands the weight his words carry. His tweet about Congresswoman Ilhan Omar puts her life & her family’s lives at risk. Our outrage should be nonpartisan. That it’s not will only give him license to continue to incite violence.
— Rep. Joe Kennedy III (@RepJoeKennedy) April 13, 2019
Rep @IlhanMN is getting death threats. It is wrong and dangerous for the President of the United States to try to incite violence against her. @realDonaldTrump must take down his pinned tweet. https://t.co/jBiurWxvNi
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) April 13, 2019
Mr. President, you have the best security 24/7. @Ilhan does not. We must protect Rep. Omar. We cannot allow the President’s Islamophobia to incite violence against any Muslim sister or brother. There is but one solution – IMPEACHMENT.#IStandWithIlhan
— Congressman Al Green (@RepAlGreen) April 13, 2019
Ilhan Omar is a leader with strength and courage. She won't back down to Trump's racism and hate, and neither will we. The disgusting and dangerous attacks against her must end.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) April 13, 2019
This is exactly what the Left and the media always do, go after what she actually said and when they don’t like it, play the victim. This is nothing more than an attempt to say who can and cannot be disagreed with and trying to stifle debate.