WASHINGTON – The top Democrats on Saturday hurried to defend Republican Ilhan Omar after President Donald Trump retweeted a video stating that they rejected the importance of the worst terrorist attack on US soil.
House spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi scolded Trump for using the "painful images of 9/11 for a political assault" against the first-born Minnesota Democrat.
The former Texas Rep. Beto O & Rourke, a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination to challenge Trump In 2020, the Republican president said the tweet of the Republican president was an "incitement to violence" against Omar, the Muslim is American, and others like her.
The video that Trump retweeted on Friday shows a snippet of Omar's recent speech to the US Council. Islamic Relations, in which they described the 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center as "doing some people," and took snapshots of the hijacked planes that hit the Twin Towers. Trump also tweeted, "WE WILL NEVER FORGET!"
Omar's comment has voiced criticism above all from political opponents and conservatives, who claim that the legislature, one of the first Muslim women to serve in Congress, has offered a funky description of the attackers and assailants attacks, involving nearly 3,000 People were killed.
Neither Trump's tweet nor the video contained her complete quote or the context of her comments.
Omar told CAIR in Los Angeles that many Muslims saw their civil liberties eroded after the attacks pleaded for activism.
"We've lived with the discomfort of being a second-class citizen for far too long, and frankly I'm tired of it, and every single Muslim in this country should be tired of it." She said in the speech of March 23, according to online video. "CAIR was founded after 9/11 because they realized that some people did something and that we all left the access to our civil liberties."
CAIR was founded in 1994, according to its website, but its membership soared after the attacks.
Many Republicans and conservative outlets expressed outrage over Omar's remarks. Other Democrats, including some who disagreed with Omar in the past, defended them.
"The first member of Congress ever to describe terrorists who killed thousands of Americans on September 11," Some people who have done something, "tweeted Rep Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, retired Navy SEAL in 2012
"Here's what," shook the New York Post under a photo of the blazing towers Declaration that "the memory of 9/11 is holy ground" and should always be discussed "with reverence." The California Democrat said it was wrong for Trump to "light the flames to make someone less secure."  Omar did not seem to let up.
She tweeted a quote from President George W. Bush, who said days after the attacks: "The people – and the people who have knocked down these buildings, will all soon hear us!"  "B has ush downplayed the terrorist attack? "Omar has tweeted. "What if he was a Muslim?"
Several of the Democratic presidential candidates of 2020 condemned Trump's tweet. O Rourke, who camped on Saturday in South Carolina, compared Trump's tweet with his rhetoric about Mexicans Trump's past as a murderer and rapist. O & Rourke said, "There are costs and there is a consequence" to Trump's remarks.
Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar noted that a New York man was recently charged with threatening Omar's life.
"The video the president chose to send today will only spark more hatred," said Klobuchar. "You can not agree with her words – like I did before – but this video is wrong." Enough. "
Sen. Vermont's Bernie Sanders said Omar "will not fall back on Trump's rumpism and hate and we will not."
Sen. Massachusetts's Elizabeth Warren also accused Trump of "inciting violence against a sitting congressman – and a whole group of Americans based on their religion."
Omar has repeatedly pushed Democrats into uncomfortable territory about Israel and the strength of the influence of the Jewish state in Washington. She apologized for suggesting that the legislator support Israel's pay and said she does not criticize the Jews. However, she refused to retract a tweet in which she suggested that American followers of Israel "pledge allegiance" to a foreign country.
Their comments sparked an ugly episode among the Democrats of the House after they had responded with a resolution that condemned anti-Semitism and the measure a broader declaration against all forms of bigotry.