Omar hits back at Meghan McCain over criticism after synagogue shooting: 'Bless her heart'

Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarOmar offers sneak peek at her forthcoming memoir Sanders unveils plan for government-funded child care, pre-K Ilhan Omar accuses Meghan McCain of trafficking in 'anti-Muslim smears and hate speech' MORE (D-Minn.) on Sunday fired back at conservative commentator Meghan McCainMeghan Marguerite McCainModerators come under criticism online over contentious debate Meghan McCain says Steyer should drop out: 'I hate that guy' Ilhan Omar accuses Meghan McCain of trafficking in 'anti-Muslim smears and hate speech' MORE after "The View" co-host brought up comments made by the freshman congresswoman in a discussion on a deadly shooting at a California synagogue.

Omar tweeted “bless her heart” in a post linking to a clip of McCain suggesting the Omar’s rhetoric that some have classified as anti-Semitic needs to be addressed following the shooting.


The Saturday shooting at the Chabad of Poway synagogue left one dead and the rabbi injured in the most recent attack at a place of worship.

McCain appeared on ABC's “This Week” on Sunday to discuss the attack.

“I do think when we are having conversations about anti-Semitism we should be looking at the most extreme on both sides, and I would bring up Congresswoman Ilhan Omar and some of her comments that got so much attention,” McCain said Sunday, bringing up Omar unprompted.

McCain added that she thought House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOcasio-Cortez: Trump would 'never' say to her face some of the shots he takes at her on Twitter Oversight Committee room to be dedicated to late Rep. Elijah Cummings Lawmakers raise alarms over Trump coronavirus response MORE (D-Calif.) “wasn’t hard enough in her response to [Omar] trafficking in anti-Semitic language.”

She then brought up two tweets by Omar that many condemned as anti-Semitic. Omar has since apologized for the comments. 

“When you are talking about rhetoric and you want to talk about President TrumpDonald John TrumpWinners and losers from the South Carolina debate Five takeaways from the Democratic debate Democrats duke it out in most negative debate so far MORE, and by the way, I agree he needs to have his feet held to the fire as well, but we are talking about it on both sides of the aisle as well,” McCain concluded.

McCain and Omar have feuded in the past, most recently over what Omar classified as McCain's "faux outrage" over her comments that were perceived as anti-Semitic.