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2020 Dems stand by Omar as she’s hammered for 9/11 comments

“Putting the safety of a sitting member of Congress @IlhanMN at risk & vilifying a whole religion is beyond the pale,” Sen. Kamala Harris tweeted.

Several 2020 Democratic presidential candidates have come to the defense of Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., as she was blasted for comments about the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and Muslim civil rights at a recent conference.

While speaking last month at an event hosted by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in Los Angeles, Omar discussed how Muslim Americans had their constitutional rights and freedoms infringed upon following the 9/11 attacks, making a comment that some saw as minimizing the terrorist act.

“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, incorrectly stating the organization’s history. The group was actually founded in 1994, although it became much more active following the terror attacks. Read more

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2020 Dems stand by Omar as she’s hammered for 9/11 comments