Rather than walk back a comment widely criticized as downplaying the 9/11 terror attack, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) doubled down by dragging former President George W. Bush into the fray.
Omar was slammed after using vague language to describe the hijackers while speaking at a CAIR fundraiser.
“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,” she said.
Omar defended herself by comparing her statement to Bush’s famous “bullhorn speech,” in which he said, “The people — and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon!”
“Was Bush downplaying the terrorist attack?” Omar said on Twitter. “What if he was a Muslim.
Unfortunately for Omar, her decision to play the Muslim victim card yet again will likely only deepen public suspicions of her loyalties, regardless of her intentions at the CAIR event.
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