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Rep. Dan Crenshaw blasted the “unbelievable” remarks made by Rep. Ilhan Omar after she cried victim and accused him of “dangerous incitement.”

The lawmakers continued their war of words on Wednesday as Crenshaw let it be known he would not sit silent in the face of attacks by the freshman Democratic congresswoman from Minnesota.

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Their Twitter barbs began as the Texas Republican called out Omar for remarks she made last month at a Council on American-Islamic Relations fundraiser, referring to the terrorists attacks of 9/11 as when “some people did something.”

“First Member of Congress to ever describe terrorists who killed thousands of Americans on 9/11 as ‘some people who did something.’ Unbelievable,” he wrote.

Omar fired back at her congressional colleague – and at Fox News – suggesting that they created “incitement” just by quoting her own words.

In addition to a screenshot of Crenshaw’s tweet, she included one of Fox News host Brian Kilmeade from Wednesday morning’s “Fox & Friends.”

Omar did not have too much time to enjoy her pity party, however, as Crenshaw came out swinging with some inconvenient facts.

“I never called you un-American,” the Texas congressman tweeted accurately.

Kilmeade also responded to Omar’s criticism, noting that it was her own comments that prompted the outrage.

“I didn’t intend to question whether Rep. Omar is an American – I am questioning how any American, let alone a United States Congresswoman, could downplay the 9/11 attacks,” he tweeted.

Omar, a Somali refugee and one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress, has come under fire repeatedly for her anti-Semitic comments and tropes. Her face on the cover of Newsweek magazine recently prompted a scathing rebuke of the publication from critics.

The publication came out just as Omar made headlines again, this time for slamming White House adviser Stephen Miller, who is Jewish, as a “white nationalist.”

Crenshaw’s rebuke of the Minnesota congresswoman was applauded on Twitter.

Frieda Powers


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