Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, DN.Y., and Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., Both defended themselves in defense of their complaining newcomer Ilhan Omar, who said Thursday that her comment on 9/11 had been wild out of the Torn context.
Omar, D-Minn., Faces a backlash after a speech at a Muslim rights group event in which she described the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 as "some people have something". The comment was drawn by members of the delegates Dan Crenshaw, R-Tx and the New York Post, who published a dramatic front page on Thursday with a notorious photo of New York's Twin Towers on the day of the attacks.
The page read: "Here's your something: 2977 people have died from terrorism."
CRENSHAW Calls OMAR to describe September 1
Tlaib If Omar should reconsider her words, MSNBC said she had been taken out of context.
Do this all the time, especially women of color, they take our words out of context because they are afraid because we tell the truth, we speak the truth about power, "Tlaib said.
My sister Ilhan Omar, what she was When we talk about it, people rise up by supporting their civil liberties and civil rights, condemning over and over any strategy, especially to a person who is directly affected by their own escape .
FRONT PAGE OF THE NEW YORK POST CALLS REP. ILHAN OMARS 9/11 COMMENTS: "HERE'S YOUR SOMETHING"
Tlaib added that she was "outraged" because she believed that this would lead to death threats for Omar.
"The fact that people take these words out of context and the endangerment of Rep. Omar's life is immoral, it's wrong and it needs to be called by many colleagues to say they need to stop Your life is in jeopardy. "
Ocasio-Cortez took the road from Twitter and condemned the cover of the post as" horrible "and" hateful "
." Here's a fact, "she wrote. @IlhanMN is a co-sponsor of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. She has done more for 9/11 families than the GOP, which will not even support first-aid health care – and still likes to arm their faith. "Omar spoke at a fundraising event last month to the American-Islamic Relations Council (CAIR ), calling on other Muslim Americans to "make people uncomfortable with their activism and their presence in society" and criticized the Jewish state.
"CAIR was founded after 9/11 because they realized that some people had done something and that we all lost access to our civil liberties, "Omar said at the event.
Omar's speech at CAIR in Southern California attracted hundreds of demonstrators, waved Israeli flags and condemned the Congresswoman's comments about Israel as anti-Semitic.
Fox News & # 39; Lukas Mikelio nis and Kathleen Joyce contributed to this report.