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Everyone is dancing around it.  So we’re just going to call it like it is.

Rep. Ilhan Omar needs to resign.  She might be an American, but she’s embarrassingly un-American. 

And we will gladly pay for her first class, one way ticket to get the hell out of America.

Allow me to elaborate.

Omar is under investigation on charges she illegally used campaign funds on a divorce attorney and person travel. 

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She’s been accused of hosting secret meetings with organizations that support terrorism.

She’s publicly made statements that were blatantly anti-Semitic.

But her latest comments confirm that she’s about as American as the terrorists who flew planes into the Twin Towers.

And we have had it. After her insult to our country about 9/11, she has effectively spit in the face of America.

Let me share something with this woman that she might not be aware of.

  • In the September 11 attacks, 2,977 people were killed.
  • Of them, 412 were emergency workers who responded to the World Trade Center.
  • 343 were firefighters of the New York City Fire Department, including a chaplain and two paramedics.
  • 37 were police officers of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department.
  • 23 were police officers of the New York City Police Department.
  • Eight were emergency medical technicians and paramedics from private emergency medical services.
  • One was a patrolman from the New York Fire Patrol.
  • In the more than 17 years since, nearly 10,000 first responders and others who were in the World Trade Center area have been diagnosed with cancer. Thousands more deaths have been attributed to 9/11 illnesses.

And now Omar, the Democrat from Minnesota who has about as much real-world experience as a box of hair, is upset with a Fox News host and a Republican congressman because they called her out for downplaying the 9/11 terror attacks.

She’s like a little kid that gets caught beating up on her little brother and tries to point the finger at him.  But this time, it’s not going to work.

Here’s the back story.

It hit the media this week that at a Council on America-Islamic Relations fundraiser in Woodland Hills, California last month, Omar picked a side.  And it wasn’t America.

She said the organization:

“…was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something, and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties.”

Omar could have saved herself some embarrassment by doing some homework. 

CAIR was actually founded in 1994. 

Omar’s spokesman quickly tried to cover her butt by saying she misspoke and “meant to refer to the fact that the organization had doubled in size after the Sept. 11 attacks.”

It doesn’t matter what she meant – the message was the same.  9/11 was no big freaking deal.

Mohammad Tawhidi — a self-described “imam of peace” who has “dedicated his life to ideologically tackling the spread of Islamic extremism” tweeted a 19-second clip of Omar’s 20-minute speech this week.

“Ilhan Omar mentions 9/11 and does not consider it a terrorist attack on the USA by terrorists, instead she refers to it as ‘Some people did something,’” Tawhidi tweeted.

 

Someone who actually embodies American values, unlike Omar, is Rep. Dan Crenshaw, a Republican from Texas. He retweeted Tawhidi with his own thoughts:

“First Member of Congress to ever describe terrorists who killed thousands of Americans on 9/11 as ‘some people who did something,’” he wrote. “Unbelievable.”

 

The New York Post on Thursday published an image of the Twin Towers on its front page on Thursday. 

“Here’s your something” they said.

 

Yahoo.com says the New York Post was “taking her quote out of its context”.  Interesting.  I didn’t know Yahoo.com still existed. 

Ronna McDaniel, chairwoman of the Republican National Committee, also tweeted the clip and declared the Omar is “anti-American”.

 

On Fox & Friends on Wednesday morning, co-host Brian Kilmeade said:

“You have to wonder if she’s an American first.”

He later tried to clarify his comments.

 “I didn’t intend to question whether Rep. Omar is an American,” he tweeted. “I am questioning how any American, let alone a United States Congresswoman, could downplay the 9/11 attacks.”

 

Brian, brother.  There is no need to backtrack.  Being an “American” isn’t just about where you were born or who your parents are.

Being American is more than a location or a birth line.  It’s a spirit.  It’s part of your soul. 

This woman, in an attempt to gain support and grow her money base (perhaps if she hadn’t violated campaign finance regulations, she’d have more cash in the fund) decided to sell her soul.  A decidedly un-American soul.

She sold it to an organization that has known ties to Islamic terror organizations.

Terror organizations that support operations that result in the death of Americans.

Do NOT apologize for that.

Omar had hurt feelings on Wednesday afternoon, and in a desperate attempt to pivot attention away from her, she pointed to Kilmeade’s and Crenshaw’s comments in a tweet calling on “leaders of both parties” to condemn them.

“This is dangerous incitement, given the death threats I face,” she wrote. “My love and commitment to our country and that of my colleagues should never be in question. We are ALL Americans!”

Stop talking, Omar.  Just stop.  You are embarrassing yourself.

Oh, but wait!  Guess who came to her defense? 

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democrat bartender from New York who is also under investigation.

“I’m not going to quote the NY Post’s horrifying, hateful cover,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote. “Here’s 1 fact: @IlhanMN is a cosponsor of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. She’s done more for 9/11 families than the GOP who won’t even support healthcare for 1st responders- yet are happy to weaponize her faith.”

Here we go again.  The victim card.  Because this is what happens when you have no actual legitimate argument.

Last year, I spent two hours on the phone with a dying member of the NYPD.  He was in the final – and most painful – stages of cancer. Cancer he got on 9/11 after running into the rubble and saving lives.

I’d like to see these spineless “Reps” – Omar and Ocasio-Cortez – sit across from that man and tell him “something happened”.

I’d like to see them tell the hundreds of thousands of police officers and firefighters that laid their brothers and sisters to rest that “something happened”.

I’d like to see them actually visit those who, to this day, are devasted from the post-traumatic stress they experienced that fateful day and those fateful weeks after.

You know what?  Screw it.  I’d like to see them take off their victim face and put on a damn uniform. 

Or look at the mounds of evidence about the death and destruction caused by Islamic terrorists.

Ladies – I get it.  You’re too busy worrying about how much legislation you can pass to take as many unborn babies from this world as possible.  You’re too busy declaring that Trump is bad and Trump supporters are all racists and law and order is evil and the wall is racist and we need to open our borders and

PAY ATTENTION TO ME!

But it’s time for you to go.

Even the Democrats are already sick and tired of your crap.  Because this isn’t about left vs. right.  This is about good vs. evil.  And you have demonstrated you have pure contempt for the America that you claim to represent.

So it’s time for you to get out.

Pack up your bags. 

Book the flight. 

Send us the invoice. 

It’ll be an honor to pick up the tab.  As long as you sign a contract agreeing to keep your ass and your socialist values the hell out of our country.

Now, for those of you who are going to be angry that Law Enforcement Today is calling out these two “politicians”… here’s a message for YOU.

Don’t like it?  Too bad.  Last week, we warned you we weren’t going to be quiet against those who attack the Blue family or America.  I wrote about it in this article below.  Lest you missed it, here it is.

Don’t Like Cops Calling Out Politicians and Celebrities? Buckle Up. We’re DONE Being Quiet.

It was suggested that I open this article with the following line:

“You may have noticed that over the past six months, we’ve gotten a little more outspoken at Law Enforcement Today.” 

Screw it.  I’d prefer to go with some real talk.  Here we go.

We’re flat out PISSED at what’s happening to those who hold the Thin Blue Line and how their families and supporters are being treated.  So we’re done keeping our mouths shut.

In the past, we had taken a completely middle of the road path.  Report on things pertaining to law enforcement.  Avoid politics, religion, celebrities and controversy at all costs.  Tell people about fallen officers. Rinse.  Repeat.

ENOUGH.

After much soul searching, the staff at Law Enforcement Today agreed that we had a duty that was much greater than staying in hiding.  We have a responsibility not just to report on topics that impact law enforcement officers and their families, but to go to war for them.

You may not realize this, but Law Enforcement Today now reaches more than 25 million people per month. It is still – and always has been – owned by police. 

Those officers toed the line because, quite frankly, that’s what cops do.  They don’t get political because they CAN’T.  They aren’t outspoken because they’d risk being fired. After all, the first amendment doesn’t mean anything when you wear a badge.

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Houston Gass took a shotgun blast to the face. His life matters.

 

Then one day it happened. Robert Greenberg, the Founder of LET, turned on Fox and Friends and saw my mug on there.  I was doing a segment about the war against police officers in America.  He started following me on Facebook and shortly after, reached out.

“I know you’re the CEO of a marketing agency, but you’re one of the most pro-LEO guys who ISN’T a cop that I’ve ever seen.  If you ever need stats or data to support cops on the national news, we can help you.”

It was a match made in heaven.  We had just launched our campaign to donate $1 million in services to tell the stories behind the uniforms of emergency responders and veterans.

A year later, Robert asked me to be his National Spokesman.

“You can do one thing that we as cops can NOT do,” he said.  “You can run your mouth, and no department is going to fire you.”

(Above- Kyle Reyes and Graham Allen produce a piece calling out the attacks on police officers.)

 

How sad is it that cops don’t get a voice?

Robert and I started traveling the country together to capture the stories of those who serve and protect our communities and our country.

We’ve interviewed the guy who ran the bomb squad in the Aurora movie theater massacre and was checking for bombs under the bodies.

 

We’ve shared the story of the off-duty cop who ran into Parkland unarmed when the shooting started and saved kids’ lives.

 

The officer shot while sitting in his cruiser at a light by a Muslim terrorist sat down at The Whiskey Wall to share his story.

 

We’ve spent time with countless wounded officers, including cops shot in the Dallas 5 massacre, the first cop in the door at the Pulse Nightclub shooting and literally hundreds of others.

 

 

We’ve attended conferences where we interviewed dozens of police survivors whose lives were saved by Concerns of Police Survivors.

 

We spent time working on investigations with a counter-human trafficking intelligence agency called DeliverFund.

 

We’ve worked with a company called DetectaChem that’s taken the war on the opioid crisis from border to border by putting the right products in the hands of police officers to save lives.

 

I could go on and on and share with you literally hundreds of videos, tell you thousands of stories or talk to you for days about the police wives, kids of cops and other amazing supporters we’ve met.


 

But the point is this – there’s a massive Blue family out there.  And with a reach of more than 25 million people per month, we need to give them a voice.  We need to share the stories of wounded officers and the impact their injuries had on their families.  We need to honor the fallen, but we need to support the living as well.

We’ve seen the comments you’ve left when we post stories calling out politicians or celebrities. And it’s funny – we look deeper to see who is talking about what. 

Overwhelmingly, LEOs and their families support us calling out policies that aren’t good for cops.  They are behind us on going after celebrities who rail against LEOs. 

But there have been many people who troll us, telling us we shouldn’t talk about those topics. 


(Above: Kyle Reyes and Graham Allen share a powerful message to the families of fallen police officers.)

 

Interestingly, when we look deeper into who those complainers are, we find they typically aren’t in or related to law enforcement.  As a matter of fact, most of them don’t actually follow us on social media… they show up to complain and try and stifle our – and your – voices.

Enough is enough. There’s a war on the color Blue in America.  And we are going to continue to call it out.  If a politician isn’t supporting the laws in America or those who are sworn to uphold them, we will call that politician out – regardless of whether they are a D or an R.

If there’s an entire party that’s working in a particular situation to undermine law and order in America, we are going to call that party out.

If there are companies, celebrities, community leaders, community organizations, non-profits or anyone else that wants to mess with the Blue Family, prepare to be called out.

John Jay Wiley, a retired Baltimore police sergeant injured in the line of duty, is the producer and host of the Law Enforcement Today podcast and radio show.  He points out the blindness of law enforcement when it comes to those who come after the Blue Family:

“When working the street, when we received a call that an officer was down or was under attack, we would drop everything and go through anything to help them. It didn’t matter if it was gunfire, a fist fight, a criminal gang or terrorist attack … we were coming and we would do anything to make sure they were okay. Rest assured that when celebrities, activists, media, politicians or political parties unfairly attack law enforcement officers, we are coming to their defense as well.”

And yet those same protectors aren’t allowed to speak out.

For too long, the voices of those who serve and protect have been silenced.  Not anymore.

We’ve launched stories from Sgt. A. Merica.  Who IS that? He is YOU.  He is each of US.

We decided to give a voice to LEOs and supporters who need to hide their identity.

Here’s how it works.

People submit articles. Once we verify their identity and background, we post the content anonymously to protect them, while still giving them a platform to share their stories.

We have a private email address set up that goes directly to our Founder for these stories. Send them to [email protected]

I want to end with a closing thought for those of you who have a problem with us very specifically calling out socialism.  Let’s be very clear.  Socialism and a free society protected by law enforcement officers will never go hand in hand.

President Trump nailed it:

“Here, in the United States, we are alarmed by new calls to adopt socialism in our country,” the president said. “America was founded on liberty and independence – not government coercion, domination, and control. We are born free, and we will stay free.”

 

 

At Law Enforcement Today, we are unashamed, unapologetically, unabashedly in support of the good and righteous men and women who hold the Thin Blue Line. 

We will fight to give them and their families voices and protection.  We will stand shoulder to shoulder with our brothers and sisters in the streets to defend freedom.

And let us not forget the words of President Ronald Reagan:

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.” 

 

Officers of America – we’ve got your six.  And we’re about to get even more vocal about it.

~Kyle S. Reyes

National Spokesman, Law Enforcement Today

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