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Mon Apr 5, 2021, 09:02 PM

Republican congressman condemned over Islamophobic tweet to Ilhan Omar

The Guardian, April 5, 2021

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A police officer was killed when a suspect rammed him and another officer with his car outside the Capitol on Friday. The suspect wielded a knife and was shot dead. The other officer hit by the car survived.

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Omar, a Minnesota Democrat, tweeted: “Heartbroken to learn another [police officer] was killed while protecting the Capitol. My thoughts and prayers go out to the officer’s family and the entire Capitol police force. The death toll would have been worse if the assailant had an AR-15 [assault rifle] instead of a knife.”

In response, Congressman Greg Murphy of North Carolina wrote: “Would have been worse if they had been flying planes into the buildings also.”

Omar, who came to the US from Somalia as a child, is one of the first two Muslim women to be elected to Congress.

Murphy was widely rebuked. ..................................
More: https://www.yahoo.com/news/republican-congressman-condemned-over-islamophobic-114330944.html

Emphasis added by Progree.

It just never ends.

Rep. Murphy, it would be nice too if they regulated who can buy and carry guns with the same thoroughness they use to keep people with weapons and dangerous backgrounds (background checks) out of planes and to secure the cockpits.

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Mon Apr 5, 2021, 09:12 PM

1. Is Murphy referring to the terrorists who had free reign because Dubya ignored the warnings?

"... if they had been flying planes into the buildings also.”

Is Murphy referring to the terrorists who had free reign because Dubya ignored the warnings?

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Mon Apr 5, 2021, 09:19 PM

2. You mean the one who kept reading "My Pet Goat" on hearing the news?

But he had to demonstrate that he could read.

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