Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) rushed to the defense on Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) on Friday, suggesting that President Donald Trump calling out Omar represented “dangerous incitement.”
Members of Congress have a duty to respond to the President’s explicit attack today.@IlhanMN’s life is in danger. For our colleagues to be silent is to be complicit in the outright, dangerous targeting of a member of Congress.
We must speak out.
“First they came…” pic.twitter.com/ygOX1vhE9j
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 12, 2019
WE WILL NEVER FORGET! pic.twitter.com/VxrGFRFeJM
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 12, 2019
Here are the two facts that you missed:
1. The President expressing himself saying that he will “never forget” the victims of 9/11 is not an “attack”, it’s exactly what’s expected from him.
2. Her life is not in danger. In fact, her association with CAIR puts the U.S in danger. https://t.co/JHJ5gwZbGf
— Imam Mohamad Tawhidi (@Imamofpeace) April 13, 2019
This is just a shameful attempt to chill speech. It belittles both the real victims of 9/11 and the Holocaust. https://t.co/RHkjQShk0c
— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) April 13, 2019
He called her out for her atrocious 9/11 comment
Is she somehow immune from criticism?
How many massively more inflammatory things have you & your crew said about @realDonaldTrump ?
— Jim Hanson (@Uncle_Jimbo) April 13, 2019
And there’s something deeply disturbing about AOC making Holocaust references to defend an open and unrepentant anti-Semite who is merely being criticized
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) April 13, 2019
Unbelievable. She is comparing Trump posting a video quoting Omar's own words to the Holocaust.
Despicable and incredibly offensive, especially to those of us whose families were actually impacted by those words. https://t.co/7TH59Z4eI5
— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) April 13, 2019