Ilhan Omar: Accusations of Dual Loyalty Are ‘Dangerous Incitement’

Crenshaw hits back, saying he never charged her with dual loyalty

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Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar complained Wednesday after her critics accused her of dual loyalty, calling it a "dangerous incitement."

Fox News host Brian Kilmeade and Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R.) were critical of recently resurfaced comments in which Omar was vague when referring to the 9/11 hijackers. "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," she said.

"Really? ‘Some people did something?'" Kilmeade asked on Fox & Friends. "You have to wonder if she’s an American first."

Crenshaw tweeted that Omar was the "first Member of Congress to ever describe terrorists who killed thousands of Americans on 9/11 as ‘some people who did something.' Unbelievable."

In her own tweet, Omar blasted both men. "This is dangerous incitement, given the death threats I face. I hope leaders of both parties will join me in condemning it," she wrote. "My love and commitment to our country and that of my colleagues should never be in question. We are ALL Americans!"

Omar's indictment is ironic given that she has been criticized by Republicans and fellow Democrats alike for suggesting that pro-Israel politicians harbored dual loyalties. "I want to talk about the political influence in this country that says it is OK for people to push for allegiance to a foreign country," she said during a February bookstore appearance.

Crenshaw hit back Wednesday afternoon by saying he never accused her of dual loyalty or incited violence but merely said her words were "unbelievable."

Alex Griswold

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Alex is a staff writer at the Washington Free Beacon. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2012. Before joining the Free Beacon, he was a writer for Mediaite and The Daily Caller. He is originally from Buffalo, New York, but regrettably now lives in Washington, D.C. He can be reached at griswold@freebeacon.com

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