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

Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarOmar says she hopes Netanyahu not reelected Sunday shows - Guns dominate after Democratic debate Omar responds to family of 9/11 victim who called her out at anniversary ceremony MORE (D-Minn.) on Sunday fired back at conservative commentator Meghan McCainMeghan Marguerite McCainMeghan McCain swipes at Sanders: 'Don't you dare lecture Biden about cancer' 'The View' panel slams lawmakers who skipped 9/11 moment of silence: 'Shameful' Meghan McCain defends Chrissy Teigen: 'Since when is there something wrong with being a filthy mouthed wife?' 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 PelosiThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump takes 2020 roadshow to New Mexico This week: House jump-starts effort to prevent shutdown Schumer, Pelosi push Trump to back universal background check bill 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 TrumpTed Cruz knocks New York Times for 'stunning' correction on Kavanaugh report US service member killed in Afghanistan Pro-Trump website edited British reality star's picture to show him wearing Trump hat 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.