Video shows Chelsea Clinton berated for her 'rhetoric' for causing mosque shootings

On Friday, tensions boiled over when Clinton was accosted by a New York University student who attempted to publicly shame her for "all the Islamophobia that you have stoked".

"And I want you to know that and I want you to feel that deeply - 49 people died because of the rhetoric you put out there", Dweik added, as her fellow students snapped their fingers in approval.

"Heartbroken & horrified by the white nationalist terrorist attack during Jummah on the mosques and Muslim community in Christchurch", Clinton wrote.

The student was referencing the comments Clinton made about Omar last month after the Minnesota congresswoman accused the pro-Israel lobbying group American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) of buying pro-Israel support.

In an effort to defuse the tense situation, Clinton apologized several times, although she was continually interrupted. I do believe words matter. "I believe we have to show solidarity", Clinton told the angry students.

Clinton, apparently taken aback by the accusations flung at her, can be seen apologizing profusely for what she argues was an unintended offense.

"We should expect all elected officials, regardless of party, and all public figures to not traffic in anti-Semitism", Clinton tweeted on February 10. Chelsea should be praised for speaking up.

Clinton was among establishment Democrats who tore into Omar for her suggestion that the wealthy Israeli lobby has an overbearing influence in U.S. politics.

"What does "I'm sorry you feel that way" mean?"

Omar's comments ignited a firestorm of debate over whether she was raising legitimate critiques of US foreign policy or engaging in anti-Semitism. Clinton put her hands ot her heart and apologized to the students that hey felt her comments were wrong.

Other Republicans used the confrontation to compare it to how US President Donald Trump's rhetoric has been blamed for stoking violence and allowing a rise to white supremacism.

A male student in the crowd yelled, "What does "I'm sorry you feel that way" mean?" Conservative pundit Candace Owens said blaming others for such a tragedy was "nonsense".

Vanessa Coleman