Nicholas Haros Jr., the son of a 9/11 victim, spoke in memory of his mother at ground zero on Wednesday on the 18th anniversary of the attacks. During his remarks, Haros called out Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar who famously said earlier this year that “some people did something,” in reference to the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
“Today I am here to respond to you exactly who did what to whom,” Haros said while wearing a shirt that bore her infamous comment made in support of Muslim rights. Haros’ mother died in the 9/11 terror attacks at the age of 76, according to The New York Post.
“’Some people did something,’ said a freshman congresswoman from Minnesota,” said Haros referencing Omar. Haros continued, “Today I am 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?” Haros asked.
“On that day, 19 Islamic terrorist members of al Qaeda killed over 3,000 people and caused billions of dollars of economic damage. Is that clear?”
“But as to whom,” Haros continued, “I was attacked, your relatives and friends were attacked, our constitutional freedoms were attacked and our nation’s founding on Judeo-Christian principles were attacked.”
“That’s what some people did,” Haros railed. “Got that now?”
He went on: “We are here today, Congresswoman, to tell you and the Squad just who did what to whom. Show respect in honoring them, please. American patriotism in your position demands it.”
The grieving son then addressed his late mother:
“Mom, we always miss you and love you very much,” he said.
According to the post, Haros also spoke during last year’s event and pointed his ire at politicians, asking them to stop using victims of the attacks “as props.”
“Stop. Stop. Please stop using the bones and ashes of our loved ones as props for your political theater,” Haros said at the time. “Their lives, sacrifices and death are worth so much more. Let’s not trivialize them or us. It hurts.”
“This year, a representative of the House referred to our loss as just another incident,” Haros said. “This year, a network commentator said the president’s performance in Helsinki was a traitorous act as was 9/11 … And last week, a senator attacked a Supreme Court nominee and called him a racist for alleged comments after 9/11.”
Written by Savannah Pointer.