Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) responded on Monday to the devastating fire that ravaged the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, but her choice of words caused some outrage among many.
"Art and architecture have a unique ability to help us connect across our differences and bring people together in important ways,” Omar tweeted. "Thinking of the people of Paris and praying for every first responder trying to save this wonder.”
It was Omar’s assertion that the holy cathedral’s significance lies in the “art and architecture” that rubbed many people of faith the wrong way.
“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,” Dana Loesch responded.
Radio host Joe Walsh challenged Omar to acknowledge that the Notre Dame Cathedral is a house of worship.
"Art & architecture? It was a house of worship. A Catholic Cathedral,” he tweeted. “It wouldn't have been difficult for you to acknowledge that.”
Omar’s latest controversy comes days after she referred to the 9/11 terrorist attacks as “some people did something.”
President Donald Trump was asked on Monday if he had any regrets about harshly criticizing Omar for her 9/11 remarks.
He responded immediately, “No, not at all.”
He continued: “She has been very disrespectful to this country. She has been very disrespectful, frankly, to Israel. She is somebody that doesn’t really understand, I think, life. ... It's unfortunate. She's got a way about her that is very bad, I think, for our country."