“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,” were Rep. Omar’s exact words. However, according to Cair’s website, they were actually founded in 1994.
The CAIR event that Rep. Omar spoke at was located in Los Angeles, California. Upon arrival, Rep. Omar was met by Pro-Israel protestors. Upon seeing the hundreds of protestors, all Rep. Omar had to say was “I don’t think any of them realize that people like myself and many of the people in this room could care less about what they have to say.”
Congressmen Dan Crenshaw (R- TX) tweeted about Rep. Omar’s 9/11 statement saying “first Member of Congress to ever describe terrorists who killed thousands of Americans on 9/11 as ‘some people who did something’. Unbelievable.”
Rep. Omar has also recently advocated for “leniency” in the sentencing of two men who created fake passports in an effort to travel to Syria and join the terrorist organization ISIS.
She is also currently under investigation for campaign violations and was recently condemned by The Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC) for her repeated anti-semitic remarks.
Megan Olson is a 2020 graduate of the University of Minnesota with degrees in political science and history. She works in public affairs in addition to serving on the Legislative Advisory Council for School District 196. She is also on the school board for FIT academy, a charter school in Apple Valley.