Ilhan Omar Responds To 9/11 Mourner Who Criticized Her At Memorial Event , Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) responded on Sunday to remarks from a 9/11 victim’s son who criticized the congresswoman during the 18th anniversary of the terror attacks last week.
President Donald Trump ― who used it to claim she was downplaying the significance of the event. On Wednesday, Nicholas Haros Jr., who lost his mother, Frances, at the World Trade Center, wore a T-shirt emblazoned with the
Phrase, During a Sunday appearance on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” Omar offered empathy for Haros while emphasizing the meaning behind her remarks. “I certainly could not understand the weight of the pain that the victims … the families of 9/11 must feel,” she said.
“But I think it is really important for us to make sure that we are not forgetting the aftermath of what happened after 9/11. Many Americans found themselves now having their civil rights stripped from them.”
“I certainly could not understand the weight of the pain that the victims of the families of 9/11 must feel,” @IlhanMN says, but she adds, we should also remember that many Americans had “their civil rights stripped from them” in the wake of the attacks. https://cbsn.ws/302wGkn
Continuing, Omar noted that her comments, which were made during a Council on American-Islamic Relations gathering in March, “And so what I was speaking to was the fact that as a Muslim,
Not only was I suffering as an American who was attacked on that day, but the next day I woke up as my fellow Americans were now treating me a suspect,” she added. “Madam, objectively speaking, we know who and what was done,” he said. “There is no uncertainly about that. Why your confusion?”
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