Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) finally responded to a family member of a September 11 victim who shamed her with words and his t-shirt at a 9/11 memorial.
On Sunday, Rep. Omar refused to acknowledge that her comments trivializing the 9/11, 2001, Islamic terrorist attacks that killed thousands of innocent Americans were offensive and went so far as to suggest that she, herself, was a victim of the attack.
Rep. Omar, appearing on CBS News’ “Face The Nation” with host Margaret Brennan, was asked by Brennan about her description of the terrorist attacks as “some people did something.”
“Do you understand why people found that offensive?” Brennan asked.
Ilhan Omar danced around the question, refusing to answer it while suggesting that she was a victim of 9/11: “I mean so, 9/11 was an attack on all Americans. It was an attack on all of us. And I certainly could not understand the weight of the pain that the victims of the- the families of 9/11 must feel.”
“But I think it is really important for us to make sure that we are not forgetting, right, the aftermath of what happened after 9/11,” Rep. Omar continued.
“Many Americans found themselves now having their civil rights stripped from them. 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 said.
When everyone expected her to apologize, she actually made it worse for herself. Ilhan Omar is now claiming she is the victim. This is a bridge too far even for her.