The Democrats have some real loose canons on their hands, that’s for sure. And in recent days, they seem to be backing each other in ways that make most Americans mad.
A couple of weeks ago Freshman Congress critter Ilhan Omar of Minnesota spouted off about some people doing some things on September 11, 2001. It took a bit for the outrage to set in, but when it did, the New York Post featured a photograph of the fireball on one of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center that day affirming that, yes, some people did do something that day.
Now, another member of the Loose Canon Club, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York – not just any place, but New York – is going out of her way to not only back Omar’s dismissiveness of the worst terrorist attack on American soil, but is claiming that the public seeing photographs of the fireballs at the World Trade Center is “triggering.”
— Matt Batzel (@MattBatzel) April 11, 2019
AOC better believe that photographs of one of the worst days in recent memory is triggering, not just in New York, but the rest of the nation. It was this generation’s Pearl Harbor moment. And the photos have nothing to do with putting down women of color, no matter what she, Omar or their fellow loose canon Rashida Tlaib have to say.
And Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), another high-profile progressive freshman, defended her “sister,” saying critics of Omar were putting her life at risk by “taking those words out of context.”
“They do this all the time to us, especially women of color,” Tlaib said on MSNBC. “They do that, they take our words out of context because they’re afraid, because we speak truth, we speak truth to power.”
“What we have seen with Ilhan Omar is she is the first Muslim woman to wear a hijab in the House of Congress and that has made her a target for some people,” Clark said in an interview Thursday.
There is a way to argue that Omar called attention to herself by her words and actions, but that sort of thinking seems to escape the women of the loose canon group.