AOC excuses Omar's 9/11 remark, rips war vet on terrorism

Saturday, April 13, 2019
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Michael F. Haverluck (OneNewsNow.com)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez interviewAfter defending Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) for trivializing the 9/11 Islamic terrorist attack, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) tore into Afghanistan war veteran Rep. Dan Crenshaw (D-Texas) for not doing enough to help 9/11 victims and fight terrorism.

Crenshaw became the latest Republican attacked by AOC after he criticized Omar for dubbing the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001, as “some people did something” – a comment trivializing the tragedy to which much of America has taken offense, with the New York Post using all of its cover page to reveal the outrage about her insensitive remarks.

"First member of Congress to ever describe terrorists who killed thousands of Americans on 9/11 as 'some people who did something.' Unbelievable," Crenshaw tweeted Tuesday.

Defending anti-Americanism

True to her socialist, anti-American agenda, Ocasio-Cortez went on a rant against Crenshaw for taking offense to Omar’s latest un-American sentiment, implying that so-called “Islamophobia” was the motivation behind the Texas representative’s qualm with the former Somali refugee.

Insisting that Crenshaw took Omar’s 9/11 comment out of context, AOC accused the military veteran of not doing enough to counter white supremacist terrorism – going as far as to chide him for not co-sponsoring the 9/11 Victim’s Compensation Fund that will reportedly expire December 2020 if Congress does not reauthorize it.

"You refuse to cosponsor the 9/11 Victim's Compensation Fund, yet have the audacity to drum resentment towards Ilhan w/completely out-of-context quotes," Ocasio-Cortez wrote to Crenshaw, according to TheBlaze. "In 2018, right-wing extremists were behind almost ALL US domestic terrorist killings. Why don't you go do something about that?"

The conservative media was quick to answer AOC’s question about what Crenshaw has done to protect Americans:

“What [has] Crenshaw done? … Crenshaw is a retired Navy Lieutenant Commander who served as a Navy SEAL,” TheBlaze’s Aaron Colen reminded the self-proclaimed socialist Democrat. “He did tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan after joining the SEALs in 2006.”

The veteran’s bravery and unconditional commitment to defend America was further emphasized.

“He lost his eye during his third deployment in 2012 in an IED blast In Afghanistan, [but] still, he was deployed twice more before retiring – once to the Middle East and later to South Korea,” Colen added. “He has been awarded two Bronze Stars, a Purple Heart and the Navy Commendation Medal with Valor.”

More problems with Omar

In addition to her notorious and seemingly incessant anti-Semitic tirades, Omar has frequently defended an Islamic group that has been officially declared by the United States government as having direct ties to Islamic terrorism.

When Crenshaw took to Twitter to expose Omar’s problematic anti-American sentiment – especially as an elected official representing American citizens – the video he retweeted showed Omar speaking at a fundraising event last month for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) – an Islamic terrorist-affiliated group.

CAIR was the organization Omar was championing when she intentionally made the 9/11 attack look like some random act of violence not connected with Islamic terrorism.

"CAIR was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something, and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties," Omar told the audience at her speech, according to CBN News.

Even an Islamic leader – whose Twitter handle is @Imamofpeace – pointed out Omar’s biased description of the 9/11 tragedy in her speech.

“Ilhan Omar mentions 9/11 and does not consider it a terrorist attack on the USA by terrorists,” Imam Mohamed Tawhidi tweeted Tuesday. “Instead, she refers to it as ‘Some people did something,’ then she goes on to justify the establishment of a terrorist organization (CAIR) on US soil.”

Even fellow Democrats consider Omar’s words about 9/11 indefensible and appalling.

As the former head of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), former Gov. Ed Rendell (D-Pa.) could find no excuse for Omar’s disturbing words – especially as an elected official.

“The former head of the DNC, Ed Rendell, said Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-N.Y.), decision to defend fellow freshman Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar – over her comments about the Sept. 11 terror attacks – was ‘incomprehensible,’” Fox Business noted.

He said there is no denying the fact that Islamic terrorists are to blame for the attack – a reality Omar refuses to acknowledge or admit as a U.S. representative.

“We know what happened,” Rendell told Fox Business’ Maria Bartiromoon in a Friday interview. “Muslim terrorists – and this doesn’t condemn all Muslims – but Muslim terrorists attacked the United States and caused almost 3,000 deaths ... to minimize it in any way is just dead wrong.”

AOC choosing wrong side of battle?

In addition to attacking Crenshaw, Ocasio-Cortez took aim at the New York Post for shining Omar in a negative light in lieu of her 9/11 remarks.

“Ocasio-Cortez also criticized the New York Post for publishing Omar's comments on the front page of their Thursday paper,” CBN News’ Emily Jones reported. “The cover featured a picture of the Twin Towers bursting into flames on 9/11 with a message directly for Omar, ‘Here's Your Something … 2,977 people dead by terrorism.’"

AOC defended her Muslim colleague and used Twitter to also target Republicans.

“I'm not going to quote the NY Post's horrifying, hateful cover,” AOC tweeted Thursday. “Here's 1 fact: @IlhanMN is a cosponsor of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. She's done more for 9/11 families than the GOP, who won't even support healthcare for 1st responders – yet are happy to weaponize her faith.”

The 29-year-old ultra-left-leaning Democrat then played the race and gender card by blaming Republicans and other conservatives – as well as the New York Post – for triggering violence against women minorities.

"We are getting to the level where this is an incitement of violence against progressive women of color, and if they can't figure out how to get it back to policy, we need to call it out for what it is because this is not normal," AOC contended. "This is not a normal level of political debate or rhetoric – as wild as it can get sometimes. This is something beyond what is normal."

 

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