Ilhan Omar’s Response to Notre Dame Cathedral Burning Down Sparks Backlash

WATCH: Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris is destroyed by fire

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) put out a tweet about the horrific fire at the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, a symbol of France and centuries of Catholicism. But, as with other things that Omar has said, people found her description of the event to be a little off.

From Daily Wire:

“Art and architecture have a unique ability to help us connect across our differences and bring people together in important ways,” posted Rep. Omar. “Thinking of the people of Paris and praying for every first responder trying to save this wonder.”

Many found something odd in the vague nature of the comment and failing to even name Notre Dame or the fact that it’s a cathedral. The church is named Notre Dame, “Our Lady” in French, after Mary the mother of Jesus.


For some it reminded them of Omar’s 9/11 downplaying comment.


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Fortunately a lot of the “art and architecture” were saved.

While the spire fell and a lot of the wood and lead roof was destroyed, most of the interior, the Rose stained glass window and a lot of the rest of the church seem to have survived.

“Thanks to the @PompiersParis, the police and the municipal agents the Crown of Thorns, the Tunic of Saint Louis and several other major works are now in a safe place,” Mayor Ann Hidalgo relayed.