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

Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarOvernight Energy & Environment — Presented by the American Petroleum Institute — Democrats address reports that clean energy program will be axed Is Wall Street serving its own interests by supporting China's? Democrats step up pressure on Biden on student loan forgiveness MORE (D-Minn.) on Sunday fired back at conservative commentator Meghan McCainMeghan Marguerite McCainMcCain: Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner had 'no goddamn business' attending father's funeral Meghan McCain: 'SNL' parodies made me feel like 'laughing stock of the country' Meghan McCain blames 'toxic' hostility for 'The View' exit 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 PelosiDemocrats scramble to reach deal on taxes On The Money — Sussing out what Sinema wants Overnight Health Care — Presented by Carequest — Key CDC panel backs Moderna, J&J boosters 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 TrumpHarris stumps for McAuliffe in Virginia On The Money — Sussing out what Sinema wants Hillicon Valley — Presented by Xerox — The Facebook Oversight Board is not pleased 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.