Omar's Response to Notre Dame Cathedral Fire Sparks Criticism

  • 04/16/2019 12:00 AM
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Omar's Response to Notre Dame Cathedral Fire Sparks Criticism
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) received criticism in some quarters after posting a vague tweet memorializing Notre Dame after a scorching fire left the medieval cathedral in ruins. (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."


The embattled Democrat's response was quickly met with criticism from voices on the right over its vague nature.

Conservative commentator and National Rifle Association spokeswoman Dana Loesch responded, "Well, the 'architecture' that the art was housed in is a cathedral. While Biblically Christ is wherever His people are, Notre Dame is a significant and storied icon of faith."


Radio host Larry O'Connor similarly took issue with the vague nature of Omar's tweet, simply posting: "Art and architecture."

The cathedral was undergoing renovations at the time of yesterday's fire. The cause of the conflagration remains unclear, but officials do not suspect terrorism or arson.
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