This morning Ilhan Omar defended her “Some people who did something” by comparing herself to George W. Bush.
The comparison was to Bush’s comments just days after 9/11 as he stood atop a pile of rubble and declared “I can hear you, the rest of the world hears you, and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon!”
“The people — and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon!” President George W. Bush
Was Bush downplaying the terrorist attack?
What if he was a Muslim 🤔 https://t.co/XMazssoD49
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) April 12, 2019
She doesn’t even include the full context of his comments, as I showed above. She just chopped up his sentence to suggest she was doing the same thing that Bush did just days after 9/11. And then asks what if Bush were a Muslim who said that?
This was only days after 9/11 when the country was still trying to wrap their minds around what happened. We were still trying to figure out who’d perpetrated this horrific act on American soil. And Bush was in the midsts of these courageous first responders who were still digging through rubble looking for people that survived, trying to comfort and encourage them as well as the nation as a whole.
Omar made her offensive comments at CAIR while extolling the virtues of a group who’s been found by a court to have supported the terrorist group Hamas in the past.
It’s not even close to the same thing. Not even in the same universe.
Let me just say that her tweet above did not go over well on Twitter as many were outraged.
Here’s a few responses:
— Nile Gardiner (@NileGardiner) April 12, 2019
What he said was not remotely what you said. Just stop it and apologize. https://t.co/w31Ayfajbf
— Marc Thiessen (@marcthiessen) April 12, 2019
President Bush made this statement days after World Trade Center was reduced to rubble, as he stood atop the smoking pile. I was there.
We, in FBI, were working to determine involvement in conspiracy, following evidence.
Your false equivalency statement made 17 years later. https://t.co/7rVdgMKo0I
— James A. Gagliano (@JamesAGagliano) April 12, 2019
Behold: Sideshow Bob in a hijab.
Everyone just stay out of the way and let her keep stepping on rakes.🤦🏽♀️🤦🏽♀️🤦🏽♀️ https://t.co/l61DioWn24
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) April 12, 2019
This is the worst example of "what aboutism" I've seen in a long time. The Congresswoman should take a break from Twitter. https://t.co/8GeeVfjceG
— Kerry Picket (@KerryPicket) April 12, 2019
wow.. she's truly delusional. He said this before we knew who did it. Then, soon-thereafter, named the disgusting Islamic terrorist organization that committed the murders. Where's your statement against Islamic terrorism? You've said it, right? https://t.co/RlvH5MPL3y
— Joe Pags Pagliarulo (@JoeTalkShow) April 12, 2019
Enough. Stop trying to defend the indefensible. The people of the 13th District have been contacting me all week about how appalled they are about your comments and how disrespectful they were to those who lost their lives on Flight 93. https://t.co/3YaJlCfY93
— John Joyce (@RepJohnJoyce) April 12, 2019
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) April 12, 2019
She can't honestly be this dumb, can she? https://t.co/6YAhgtiCnq
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) April 12, 2019
There are many more if you want to read them here.