A Republican congressman expressed grief over the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Friday by Ilhan Omar, comparing it to the 9/11 attacks.
On Friday, a suspect killed a police officer when he ran into him and another police officer in a car outside the Capitol. The suspect brandished a knife and was shot. Another officer who was hit by a car survived.
On January 6, Donald Trump supporters attacked the Capitol in an attempt to overthrow the election. The attack took less than three months. A policeman was one of the five people who directly caused the death.
That day, Omar was in the Capitol. In January, she told the Guardian that she “don̵
Security has been strengthened, and Friday’s attack has triggered chaos and fear.
Omar, a Democrat from Minnesota, tweeted: “Heartbreak, learning another [police officer] Killed while protecting the Capitol. My thoughts and prayers were passed on to the officers’ families and the entire Congress police. If the attacker had AR-15, the death toll would be even worse. [assault rifle] Not a knife. “
In response, North Carolina Congressman Greg Murphy wrote: “If they also drive the plane into the building, the situation will be worse.”
Omar, who came to the United States from Somalia as a child, was one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress.
Murphy was widely reprimanded.
Senator Jeff Jackson of North Carolina wrote: “You just called on September 11 to attack a Muslim congressman.” “When you were in the state legislature, I knew something about you. This is under you. No matter how much you disagree with her on policy, you should represent our country better than this.
According to Robert S McCaw, Director of Government Affairs of the Council of Islamic Relations (Cair), Murphy’s tweets “disrespect the victims of the 9/11 attacks, their families, and countless Muslim and other minority hate crime victims. On 9/ Become a target after 11. His paranoid comments will only perpetuate the atmosphere of hatred we have witnessed across the country.”
McCaw also said that he hopes that “Murphy’s Republican colleagues will condemn this Islamic terrorist attack, not just look elsewhere as when Muslim members of Congress were subjected to similar attacks in the past.
The tweet has been deleted.
Charlotte Television (WITN) reported that Murphy had previously tweeted and deleted it. In October, he called the current Vice President Kamala Harris “a walking disaster… only for her skin color and race… how do we choose American leaders now?”
Murphy did not immediately comment.
However, on Saturday, a Twitter user told Murphy in response to a congressman’s tweet about Covid and immigration that he followed the “typical [Republican] Mo. Don’t take the high road. Never provide a solution. Always touch the teacher. “
“Awww,” Murphy replied, who was a doctor and a medical missionary before entering Congress. “Sorry, I triggered you…”