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What If Ilhan Omar's Defense of ISIS Conspirators Was Applied to Neo-Nazis?

A few days ago, Representative Dan Crenshaw attacked Representative Ilhan Omar on Twitter, linking to footage where she referred to the 9/11 attacks as "some people did something." Ilhan Omar responded by calling his Tweet an "incitement to violence" against her. Representative Rashida Tlaib immediately and predictably called the attack "racist," saying "They do this all the time to us, especially women of color." Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez also jumped to Omar's defense, pointing out that Omar co-sponsored a bill called the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund" and criticizing Crenshaw for not supporting it. Afterward, AOC added this nugget:

This line of attack was an overreach that actually weakened the position of the trio of progressive Congresswomen. Crenshaw did not take advantage of the chink in their armor, but he could have responded this way:

"That's an interesting point. Just imagine what would h