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Flashback: That Time Nancy Pelosi Dismissed 9/11 as Just an ‘Incident’

Perhaps we have a better understanding of why Nancy Pelosi has been a major defender of Rep. Ilhan Omar’s controversial remarks about 9/11. Maybe it’s because they have something in common.

Omar diminished the worst terrorist attack ever conducted on American soil by describing the driving force behind September 11th as “some people did something.”

President Trump took a video of Omar’s comments and added clips from that tragic day tweeting, “We will never forget!”

House Speaker Pelosi responded, not by condemning Omar’s comments, but by condemning the President for playing them exactly as they were spoken. She alleged that the video placed Omar’s life in danger and demanded Trump remove it from his Twitter feed.


“The President’s words weigh a ton, and his hateful and inflammatory rhetoric creates real danger,” Pelosi stated. “President Trump must take down his disrespectful and dangerous video.”

Only in a liberal’s mind can using one’s own words be ‘disrespectful and dangerous’ to that very person.

Maybe This is Why Pelosi is Defensive

During the summer of 2018, Pelosi received some flak mostly from conservative media outlets for downplaying the 9/11 terrorist attacks that claimed the lives of nearly 3,000 Americans as an “incident.”

See the resemblance? To Omar, 9/11 was just ‘something.’ To Pelosi, it was just an ‘incident.’

The Speaker was using 9/11 to defend her party’s stance on open borders, citing a commission report.

“When we had the 9/11 incident,” Pelosi claimed, “the commission was formed and they made the recommendations. They made recommendations to protect America, and some were about our borders, and Republicans would not take them up.”



Pelosi certainly didn’t receive any scolding from the media for her insensitive comments. Just as Omar has only been given attention for her comments as a right-wing conspiracy theory from such outlets as CNN, and even then only because Trump put a spotlight on her.

The left hasn’t criticized either one for describing 9/11 in shameful tones.

Pelosi, however, did receive a tongue-lashing from one very important individual – a man whose mother perished in the terrorist attacks.

Nicholas Haros Jr. spoke at a memorial service for victims last year, addressing his beloved mother, Frances Haros, and praising her for “the abundance of love” she gave him.


“One more thing if I may,” he added. “This year, a representative of the House referred to our loss as just another incident.”

“Stop. Stop. Please stop using the bones and ashes of our loved ones as props in your political theater,” Haros Jr. pleaded. “Their lives and sacrifices and death are worth so much more. Let’s not trivialize them or us. It hurts.”

When will Omar and Pelosi both recognize that fact and apologize to the victim’s families?

Read more at the Political Insider

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance journalist focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been writing conservatively charged articles for several years in the upstate New York area, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, American Thinker,, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record. He is also Editor of one of the top conservative blogs of 2012, the Mental Recession.

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