Published: Sun, April 14, 2019

Ocasio-Cortez Invokes Holocaust To Defend Ilhan Omar

Ocasio-Cortez Invokes Holocaust To Defend Ilhan Omar

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) swiftly came to her colleague Rep. Ilhan Omar's (D-MN) defense this week after she was accused of trivializing 9/11.

Crenshaw was, of course, referring to Omar saying about 9/11 during a speech for CAIR that "some people who did something".

"As a combat veteran U.S. Navy SEAL having served three tours of duty in Afghanistan, not only has Congressman Crenshaw "done something" to combat terrorism, he was wounded by an improvised device (IED) while serving - causing him to lose his right eye".

"You refuse to cosponsor the 9/11 Victim's Compensation Fund yet have the audacity to drum resentment towards Ilhan w/completely out-of-context quotes", Ocasio-Cortez tweeted on April 11. "In 2018, right-wing extremists were behind nearly ALL US domestic terrorist killings".

The group responded to a tweet by Ocasio-Cortez, in which the legislator questioned her safety following the inflammatory rhetoric.

The freshman congresswoman's approval rating has dwindled since her election win in November thanks to numerous controversies and a firebrand style that tends to turn off many voters, sparking efforts by both Democrats and Republicans to oust the card-carrying Democratic socialist.

Trump's former campaign manager has been helping Ruth Papazian, a medical journalist who is launching a long-shot challenge to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the first-term Democratic incumbent congresswoman.

Omar slammed conservatives for attacking her comments in a Twitter post, in which she called out Fox News and Crenshaw specifically, writing that it is a "dangerous incitement, given the death threats I face".

Barr in the Friday letter said Ocasio-Cortez's remarks about Crenshaw went too far.

"This is a really dishonest attack and let me tell you how I am for 9/11 victims and 9/11 first responders". Then-President Barack Obama vetoed the bill and the Republican-controlled House and Senate voted to overrule Obama's veto, the first override of a veto that happened during his administration.

'First Member of Congress to ever describe terrorists who killed thousands of Americans on 9/11 as "some people who did something", GOP Rep. Dan Crenshaw said in an accusatory tweet.

'Was Bush downplaying the terrorist attack?

In February, Omar apologized for anti-Semitic tweets in which she alleged AIPAC pays off politicians to be pro-Israel.

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