Ilhan Omar may have finally bit off more than she could chew.
The controversial freshmen Congresswoman found herself neck deep in a crisis over her outrageous comments over whitewashing the role of radical Islam in the 9/11 terror attacks.
Omar made things worse by doubling down in a fight with a disabled veteran and what happened next will leave you speechless.
Ilhan Omar’s latest controversy surrounds a keynote speech she delivered in March at a fundraiser for the Los Angeles chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations.
During her remarks, Omar claimed that the 9/11 terrorist attacks – where 3,000 Al Qaeda jihadists murdered 3,000 innocent Americans – was nothing more than “some people” that “did something.”
Americans were outraged that an elected official would minimize the worst terrorist attack in American history.
Texas Congressman Dan Crenshaw – who joined the Navy Seals in the years after 9/11 and lost his right eye in an IED explosion – took Omar to task.
Crenshaw tweeted, “First Member of Congress to ever describe terrorists who killed thousands of Americans on 9/11 as “some people who did something”.”
President Trump tweeted out a video reminding Americans of the horrors of that awful day and compared them to Omar’s comments downplaying the role of radical Islamic terrorism in the attacks.
WE WILL NEVER FORGET! pic.twitter.com/VxrGFRFeJM
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 12, 2019
Omar responded by tweeting, “No one person – no matter how corrupt, inept, or vicious – can threaten my unwavering love for America. I stand undeterred to continue fighting for equal opportunity in our pursuit of happiness for all Americans.”
The fake news media then rode to Omar’s defense.
So-called “journalists” echoed elected Democrats in claiming that Trump and Crenshaw were “inciting” violence against Omar by criticizing her comments.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez kickstarted this theme by comparing Americans questioning Omar’s choice of words to the holocaust.
Ocasio-Cortez tweeted, “Members of Congress have a duty to respond to the President’s explicit attack today. @IlhanMN’s life is in danger. For our colleagues to be silent is to be complicit in the outright, dangerous targeting of a member of Congress. We must speak out. “First they came…”
Members of Congress have a duty to respond to the President’s explicit attack today. @IlhanMN’s life is in danger. For our colleagues to be silent is to be complicit in the outright, dangerous targeting of a member of Congress.
We must speak out.
“First they came…” pic.twitter.com/ygOX1vhE9j
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 12, 2019
Members of the fake news media picked up this “bat signal” and immediately amplified the messaged that criticizing Democrats amounted to threatening violence.
The President is actively and willfully endangering the life of a member of Congress.
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) April 12, 2019
An important point: is any Republican or conservative critical of Omar willing to acknowledge Trump is inciting violence against a political opponent? Or will they deny the obvious, as in other examples of him inflaming racial resentment, and thus enable him as he does so? https://t.co/XF7HTvpdTZ
— Ronald Brownstein (@RonBrownstein) April 13, 2019
Month after a white supremacist massacres Muslims in a mosque, the brain genius congressman wonders why falsely accusing a high-profile Muslim woman of downplaying 9/11 might endanger her life.
Omar already receives death threats. Two men who threatened her are now in jail. https://t.co/wvuqDGFFpd
— Christopher Mathias (@letsgomathias) April 13, 2019
It’s really, really important to understand that Trump is not only endangering Rep. Omar’s life, but also the lives of all American Muslims. I’m not often speechless, but I am right now. Shaking & speechless. #IStandWithIlhan #IStandWithMuslims
— Emily L. Hauser (@emilylhauser) April 12, 2019
The media and Democrats often coordinate talking points.
Message discipline and repetition is the key to ingraining a talking point in the national consciousness.
And in this case, Democrats and the fake news media want to change the story from Omar casually dismissing the deaths of 3,000 Americans to turning any questioning of her remarks into speech that is out of bounds and borderline criminal.
The goal is to silence her critics.
Crenshaw shut down this un-American attempt to stifle dissent with one tweet.
“Just so we are clear on basic notions of reality: When someone calls out a public official for things they said, it is not endangering their life or inciting violence. Claiming otherwise is just an attempt to silence your critics,” the Texas Republican tweeted.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.