Representative Ilhan Omar recently dismissed the September 11, 2001 attacks with the words “Some people did something.” Democrats from Nancy Pelosi to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have defended these remarks.
While I absolutely agree she has the right to make those remarks, the remarks themselves are inexcusable.
If a conservative had responded to the Charleston massacre, or the murderous attack at the mosque in Australia with the words “someone did something“, they would very rightly be attacked endlessly in the media. At the very least, there would be demands that they be thrown off every committee in Congress, a slew of opponents would be brought in to challenge them in their next election, and anyone who voted for them or defended those remarks would be attacked as a bigot.
Anyone who has made threats against Rep. Omar does deserve to face the full consequences. But in the same way, her casual attitude towards the murder of 3000 Americans means that she is a poor choice to represent America