Wednesday at the remembrance and name-reading ceremony for the 18th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center, Nic Haros brought politics into the event, criticizing Rep. Ilhan Omar's comments about the attacks.
"'Some people did something,' said a freshman congresswoman from Minnesota, to support and justify the creation of CAIR, [The Council on American-Islamic Relations]," Haros said after reading his mother's name. "Today I'm here to respond to you exactly who did what to whom. Madam, objectively speaking, we know who and what was done. There is no uncertainty about that. Why your confusion?"
"We're here today, congresswoman, to tell you who, and The Squad, just who did what to whom. Show respect in honoring them," he said.
Minutes later, Rep. Omar tweeted the following:
September 11th was an attack on all of us.— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) September 11, 2019
We will never forget the thousands of Americans who lost their lives in the largest terror attack on U.S. soil.
I will continue to fight to make sure we care for the first responders and families who lost loved ones. #NeverForget
Haros, who wore a hat with the name of a group called "Facebook Apostles," announced earlier this week on that Facebook page that he planned to deliver "remarks remembering all who died on that day."
NIC HAROS: And my mother, Francis Haros. Good morning, brothers and sisters in good faith. Listen. "Some people did something?" I am here today to honor my 76-year-old mother Francis on the solemn 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Mom, we all miss you and love you very much. This day I also remember over 200 personal friends and co-workers that I knew that died. I remember Virginia Fox, Warren... and Lou...
And I remember your sons and your daughters, your parents and siblings and all first responders. I remember all, I remember them all and pray with you for them today.
"Some people did something," said a freshman congresswoman from Minnesota, to support and justify the creation of CAIR, [The Council on American-Islamic Relations]. Today I'm here to respond to you exactly who did what to whom.
Madam, objectively speaking, we know who and what was done. There is no uncertainty about that. Why your confusion? On that day 19 Islamic terrorists, members of al Qaeda, killed over 3,000 people and caused billions of dollars of economic damage. Is that clear? But as to whom, I was attacked. Our relatives and friends were attacked. Our constitutional freedoms were attacked, and our nation's founding on Judeo-Christian principles did. That's what some people did. Got that now? We're here today, congresswoman, to tell you who and The Squad, just who did what to whom. Show respect in honoring them. American patriotism in your position demands it. For God and country, amen.