Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) has deleted a post in which she mourned the loss of everyone who died in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks — including the 19 hijackers.
In her since-deleted post commemorating the 21st anniversary of the attacks, which was screenshotted and went viral on Twitter, the Democrat congresswoman wrote: “Today we remember the 2,996 people who were killed on 9/11 and all those who lost their lives while serving our country in the forever wars that followed.”
— Jason Rantz on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) September 12, 2022
People immediately responded to her tweet to point out the fact that only 2,977 innocent people had died that day, and the number she was citing included the 19 Islamic terrorist hijackers that were responsible for the deaths of those innocent people.
While Jayapal did end up deleting the tweet, it doesn’t appear that it was a mistake, as this was not the first time she included the terrorists in a tweet mourning the losses from 9/11.
Last year, while commemorating the 20th anniversary of the attacks, the Washington congresswoman tweeted: “Today we remember the 2,996 people who were killed on 9/11, and all those who lost their lives in the forever wars that followed.”
Want to see something crazy?
Pramila Jayapal clearly started with her tweet from 2020 when drafting her 9/11 tweet yesterday.
Note that she edited the 2020 version to change “the lives lost” to “every life lost.”
Looks like she very intentionally included the terrorists. pic.twitter.com/0mRVuaTA3F
— JusticeDemWatch (@JusticeDemWatch) September 12, 2022
Washington Free Beacon investigative reporter Matthew Foldi, who is running for Congress in Maryland as a Republican, retweeted Jayapal’s post before she deleted it — calling out the congresswoman for mourning the loss of terrorists who murdered Americans.
“Why on Earth is Pramila Jayapal including the 19 radical Islamic terrorist hijackers in the 9/11 death count,” Foldi tweeted. “This is not a mistake — Pramila Jayapal, leading @HouseDemocrats, regularly mourns the 19 radical Islamic terrorists who declared war on civilization.”
— Matthew Foldi (@MatthewFoldi) September 12, 2022
Jayapal’s tweet from 2021 was left up until Monday, when she was receiving backlash for her most recent tweet and apparently chose to delete the old one as well.
In an attempt to escape the controversy, the Democrat congresswoman tried to make 9/11 about herself by posting a Twitter thread bragging about how 9/11 was “when my path into activism and organizing truly began.”
“9/11 is when my path into activism and organizing truly began. So much changed that day, and so much has happened in the intervening two decades but our work still continues,” Jayapal wrote.
9/11 is when my path into activism and organizing truly began.
So much changed that day, and so much has happened in the intervening two decades but our work still continues.
— Rep. Pramila Jayapal (@RepJayapal) September 11, 2022