Ali made his vile comments in response to comedian Jon Stewart slamming members of Congress on Tuesday over their failure "to ensure that a victims' compensation fund set up after the 9/11 attacks won't run out of money -- and for skipping a hearing devoted to that very crisis," Fox News reported.
In a now-deleted tweet, Ali wrote: "Anytime a Republican says they are 'patriots' ask them if they voted to fund the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund. You know who's for it? Ilhan Omar. You know who hasn't sponsored it? Dan Crenshaw. @DanCrenshawTX, I hope you do the right thing. If not, why aren't you?"
Crenshaw responded by writing: "Hey 'journalist,' maybe you should check your facts. I am a co-sponsor. Nice try though."
Crenshaw, who is a former Navy SEAL, also included a picture of an x-ray scan of his head that showed the injury that he sustained when a bomb blew up in his face while he was fighting terrorists overseas.