But Meyers didn’t let up his role as Omar’s Baghdad Bob. He even went on to defend her 9/11 comment on how “some people did something.” According to the host, “I thought it was taken out of context.”
When McCain cited exactly what Omar had said, Meyers couldn’t take it. “I just think you can’t talk about Jews hypnotizing the world, talking about ‘all about the Benjamins,’” McCain explained. He called that “a little unfair” since Omar had eventually apologized.Dan Gainor, “Meghan McCain fights back – Kudos to conservative who burst ultra-liberal Seth Meyers’ bubble“, Fox, May 8, 2019
McCain dropped the line of the night, asking if he was Omar’s “publicist.”
The part of the quote “some people did something” resurfaced last month, particularly among conservatives and right-wing media outlets. Crenshaw tweeted a 19-second clip of her comments and called them “unbelievable,” while President Trump shared a graphic video showing some of Omar’s remarks, as well as the Pentagon and the World Trade Center burning after airliners crashed into the buildings.
“All that I said is that it’s unbelievable that someone would refer to it that way,” Crenshaw added. “And I stand by that wholeheartedly.”
Asked about the deaths threats Omar’s office reported to authorities after her comments stirred controversy, the Texas Republican said there should always be concerns about threats of violence. “I get death threats. It’s unfortunately part of the nature of this job,” he added.Camilo Montoya-Galvez, “Rep. Dan Crenshaw says he stands by criticism of Ilhan Omar’s 9/11 comments“, CBS News, May 6, 2019
In March, Omar was at a Council on American-Islamic Relations fundraiser, CAIR has been accused of terror ties, where she described the 9/11 attacks as an event where “some people did something.” It was abysmal and prompted a huge backlash, though Omar doesn’t care. She’s the most ungrateful refugee the country has probably ever rescued.Matt Vespa, “Ilhan Omar Isn’t The Only One Fundraising For Organizations With Terror Ties“, Townhall, May 2, 2019
When Ms. Omar makes comments like, “Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel,” as she did on Twitter in 2012, she demonstrates that she has absorbed the same hateful outlook that galvanized savages from a medieval Middle East hell to attack the apex of Western civilization. And then there is Ilhan Omar blaming the America for terrorist attacks as a “reaction,” such as in a 2013 interview in which she said, “Usually most people want to not look internal and see what [about] their actions that makes another react. For us, it’s always ‘I must have not done anything. Why is it happening to me?’ Nobody wants to take accountability of how these are byproducts of the actions of our involvement in other people’s affairs.”William Marshall, “Ilhan Omar Should Visit The 9/11 Memorial And Museum“, Townhall, April 15, 2019