After Rep Omar’s 9/11 comments, Nancy Pelosi and many Dems came to her defense.
Nancy Pelosi on Saturday came to the defense of Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, adding to the list of Democrats who have ridiculed the president for tweeting an edited video that cuts between clips of the Minnesota representative giving a speech and events from the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
Fellow Democrats like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have said Omar’s comments were taken out of context. The lawmakers have since lambasted Trump.
Pelosi accused Trump of trying to stir up further controversy over recent remarks by Omar that Republicans have said downplayed the terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people.
“The memory of 9/11 is sacred ground, and any discussion of it must be done with reverence. The President shouldn’t use the painful images of 9/11 for a political attack,” Pelosi said in a statement. “It is wrong for the President, as Commander-in-Chief, to fan the flames to make anyone less safe.”
The President took to twitter to say:
“Before Nancy, who has lost all control of Congress and is getting nothing done, decides to defend her leader, Rep. Omar, she should look at the anti-Semitic, anti-Israel and ungrateful U.S. HATE statements Omar has made. She is out of control, except for her control of Nancy!”