Father of Hero NY Firefighter Killed on 9/11 Shreds Ilhan Omar: Trump Was Right
Retired FDNY firefighter Jim Riches lost his son Jimmy in the September 11, 2001 attacks
The father of a heroic New York City firefighter, who was killed during the 9/11 attacks, has issued a stern message for embattled freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN).
The Daily Mail reported that retired FDNY firefighter Jim Riches, who lost his son Jimmy in the September 11, 2001 attacks, has again demanded an apology from Omar after she described the terrorist attacks as "some people did something."
Jimmy was one of around 3,000 Americans killed during the attack in NYC and lost his life in the collapse of the North Tower of the World Trade Center.
His dad made the comments bashing Omar at the annual GOP gala in Manhattan on Tuesday evening.
"She [Ilhan Omar] owes us an apology and we are going to get it," he said, adding that President Trump was "100 percent right" for tweeting a video soundbite of Omar’s comments interlaced with footage from 9/11, that went viral late last week.
WE WILL NEVER FORGET! pic.twitter.com/VxrGFRFeJM— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 12, 2019
In the wake of Ilhan Omar's recent controversies, an online petition calling for Minnesota lawmaker's impeachment has gone viral.
The campaign by I Love My Freedom has been shared thousands of times on Facebook and received over 70,000 signatures, at the time of press.
Riches is now demanding Omar apologize for her flippant dismissal of the deadliest terror attack in U.S. history.
Riches tore into the congresswoman and those other lawmakers who refused to condemn her, according to the New York Post.
He was particularly scornful of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler.
Both are New York Democrats.
“They can’t deal with reality — Schumer, Nadler, all the New York politicians were quiet,” Riches said.
“They didn’t say one thing.”
“She owes us an apology,” Riches said.
“And we are going to get it.”
Riches also said that he supports the video tweeted by President Donald Trump.
“He told it like it was. That is what happened that day,” Riches said, according to the Post.
“Donald Trump is 100 percent right.”
And if anyone knows about the mind-numbing carnage of that day, it’s Jim Riches.
In an opinion piece he wrote for the Post earlier this month, he gives a gut-wrenching, firsthand account of the toll the attacks took on him and his family.