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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) somehow tried to make the latest attack at the U.S. Capitol about AR-15s and she received a lot of ridicule and mockery from social media in exchange.
The heinous attack at the Capitol on Friday was perpetrated by a suspect who was a supporter of the Nation of Islam who used a car to ram into Capitol police officers and then threatened other officers with a knife. He was shot and killed by other officers.
Despite the only gun in the incident being used to kill the assailant, Omar tried to shoehorn a gun control narrative into the lethal attack.
“Heartbroken to learn another CP was killed while protecting the Capitol. My thoughts and prayers go out to the officer’s family and the entire Capitol Police force,” tweeted Ilhan.
“The death toll would have been worse if the assailant had an AR-15 instead of a knife,” she added, helpfully.
Omar’s tweet received backlash from many online, including Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy.
“Truly despicable of you to capitalize on the heartbreak and grief of a fallen officer’s family to promote your political narrative,” tweeted Dunleavy.
@Ilhan Truly despicable of you to capitalize on the heartbreak and grief of a fallen officer's family to promote your political narrative. Officer Evans and his family deserve better from a sitting member of Congress.#akgov
— Governor Mike Dunleavy (@GovDunleavy) April 2, 2021
“Officer Evans and his family deserve better from a sitting member of Congress,” he added.
“You missed the part he was an Islamist and supporter of Louis Farrakhan!” responded Arsen Ostrovsky, a human rights lawyer.
“Not surprised in the slightest that this detestable woman is using tragedy as an opportunity to advance a radical agenda,” said commentator Ashley St. Clair.
“Imagine if he had a nuclear bomb that also shot out bees. and what if the bomb went off next to 20 million babies. could be really bad,” joked Joe Simonson of the Washington Examiner.
“Your thoughts aren’t with the officer, they’re obviously on your political agenda. Just don’t bother next time,” said another critic.
Social media postings by the assailant identified as Noah Green by the police showed that he was distraught over losing his job and suffered from delusions that the government was performing mind control operations on him.