Shortly after a man rammed his car into a police officers and lunged at police with a knife, causing a major security ruckus in front of the U.S. Capitol, New York Congresswoman Ilhan Omar took to social media to cluck about how much worse it would have been if the man had had a gun. An AR-15, to be exact.
“Heartbroken to learn another CP was killed while protecting the Capitol. My thoughts and prayers go out to the officer’s family and the entire Capitol Police force. The death toll would have been worse if the assailant had an AR-15 instead of a knife.”
Noah Green, who is evidently a radical associated with Nation of Islam, lunged at the officers with a knife after breaking through the north barrier at the Capitol. William “Billy” Evans, of the Capitol Police, was killed in the incident and another officer was injured. Green was shot, killed, and hauled away on a stretcher.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy of Alaska took notice and chided Omar for having politicized the already traumatic event.
“Truy despicable of you to capitalize on the heartbreak and grief of a fallen officer’s family to promote your political narrative. Officer Evans and his family deserve better from a sitting member of Congress.”
Dunleavy just this week joined 15 other states in filing a friend-of-the-court brief defending the NRA from an attempt by the New York attorney general to put the pro-Second Amendment organization out of business.
Omar represents Minnesota’s fifth district. She supports strict gun control and universal background checks.