In response to a tweet by President Trump, which rightly and pointedly criticized Representative Ilhan Omar’s flip characterization of the worst terrorist attack in American history, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said,
The memory of 9/11 is sacred ground, and any discussion of it must be done with reverence.
Exactly, Ms. Pelosi. That’s why the President criticized your colleague from Minnesota who, while speaking to a radical Muslim group, said:
For far too long we have lived with the discomfort of being a [sic] second-class citizen, and frankly I’m tired of it, and every single Muslim in this country should be tired of it. … 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.
Putting aside Omar’s falsehood about when CAIR was founded (1994, after the first World Trade Center bombing, when some other Muslim “people did something”), it’s obvious that Omar has done exactly what Pelosi states must not happen. Omar has not spoken “with reverence” about the events of 9/11/2001:
some people did something?!!!
Note Omar’s other falsehood: that “all of us (Muslims) were starting to lose access to our civil liberties.”
Would the representative kindly name even one civil liberty to which “all” Muslims are losing access?
It’s hypocritical, but not unexpected, to hear Pelosi criticize President Trump for rightly responding to Omar’s trivialization of the horrors inflicted upon our nation on 9/11/01. One writer pointed out:
Ilhan Omar recently presented the 9/11 attacks as humdrum and acted as if the real issue [were] a backlash on Muslims. There was almost none, but the radical Islamists like Omar want us to believe Americans reacted viciously and in a retaliatory manner. They — RADICAL Islamists — play the victims. It works for them.
Omar is not smart or clever, but she is devious and committed to a very far left ideology. Her compatriots will always defend her. They want to be in power and they stick together.
The Democrats, including Pelosi, are now trying to spin President Trump’s criticism as an incitement designed to make Omar “less safe.”
Considering Omar’s own controversial anti-white and anti-Semitic rhetoric, of which there is much, might anyone be even partially justified in accusing her of inciting incidents like what happened at Minnesota’s Mall of America recently? (There is far more to that incident than most stories report. Imagine if the accused had been white and the victim black.)
Might anyone be justified in accusing her of inciting violence against the President when, for example, she claimed that President Trump is not even “human?” That’s the sort of rhetoric that has been used in the past to “justify” genocide.
The representative ought to know better, but apparently does not.
Now, after all the insulting and dangerous things that Omar and other Democrats have said about the President, Pelosi loses it completely:
Following the President’s tweet, I spoke with the Sergeant-at-Arms to ensure that Capitol Police are conducting a security assessment to safeguard Congresswoman Omar, her family and her staff. They will continue to monitor and address the threats she faces.
The President’s words weigh a ton, and his hateful and inflammatory rhetoric creates real danger. President Trump must take down his disrespectful and dangerous video.
Apparently, the Democrats believe this is a winning strategy for 2020. If they keep it up, they will ensure the President’s re-election.
KAG, President Trump!
And by the way, we WILL never forget.