The father of an FDNY firefighter, slain in the 9/11 Muslim terrorist attacks in NYC, slammed Rep. Ilhan Omar for describing the terrorist attack as “some people did something.” “I did nothing wrong,” said Jim Riches. “Omar owes us an apology and we are going to get it.”
NY Post Riches, who wrote a seething op-ed for The Post after Omar’s remarks, also said he supported President Trump’s Twitter video that interwove video of Omar’s remarks and footage that showed the terrorist attack. “He told it like it was that is what happened that day,” Riches said of Trump’s tweet. “Donald Trump is 100 percent right.”
Riches made the statement at the annual GOP gala at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Midtown Manhattan. He also blasted New York Democratic lawmakers who refused to condemn the freshman congresswoman’s statement. “They can’t deal with reality — Schumer, Nadler, all the New York politicians were quiet. They didn’t say one thing,” he said.
Former New York Governor George Pataki also got a standing ovation from the crowd when he called for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to remove Omar from the Foreign Affairs Committee.