Sarah Sanders: Ilhan Omar 9/11 remarks ‘disgraceful and unbefitting of a member of Congress‘

By – The Washington Times – Sunday, April 14, 2019

White House Press Secretary said Sunday the president is doing a “good thing” by calling out ’s belittling comment about the September 11th terrorist attack that killed nearly 3,000 people.

Democratic 2020 presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke said the president incited violence by tweeting a video of the Twin Towers falling with audio of ’s comment during a speech describing the attack as “some people did something.”

President Trump tweeted in all caps, “WE WILL NEVER FORGET.” received a death threat.

, though, defended her boss, telling ABC News ’s characterization was “disgraceful and unbefitting of a member of Congress.”

She noted has had a history of controversial remarks, some of which have been characterized as anti-semitic.

“It’s absolutely abhorrent the comments she continues to make and has made,” said, questioning why Democrats haven’t spoken out against their colleague.

Rep. Bennie Thompson, Mississippi Democrat, pushed back, telling ABC News the president was seizing on that moment and he didn’t see anything wrong with ’s speech.

“There are other issues we have to deal with,” he said Sunday.

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