Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is fuming.
Many people have been upset by her Muslim friend’s cavalier reference to the horrific 9/11 attacks as “some people did something.”
One group of those people deeply bothered by what Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-Minn.) said were the editors at the New York Post, who published something we rarely see in the news media anymore: a photo of the 9/11 attacks.
Ocasio-Cortez lashed out at Omar’s detractors, claiming that they didn’t have a legitimate reason to be upset and were only criticizing the congresswoman because they’re racist and sexist — and they’re also practically inciting violence by speaking out against her statement.
“To elicit such an image for such a transparently and politically motivated attack on Ilhan... we are getting to the level where this is an incitement of violence against progressive women of color, and if they can’t figure out how to get it back to policy, we need to call it out for what it is because this is not normal,” Ocasio-Cortez said, according to Fox News.
“This is not a normal level of political debate or rhetoric, as wild as it can get sometimes,” she added. “This is something beyond what is normal.”
Omar’s other fellow progressive, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), said something similar.
“The fact that people are taking those words out of context and endangering the life of Rep. Omar is immoral, it’s wrong and it needs to be called out by many colleagues in saying they need to stop, stop targeting her this way,” Tlaib insisted.
“It's absolutely putting her life in danger.”
She also claimed that “They do that all the time, especially women of color, they take our words out of context because they’re afraid because we speak truth, we speak truth to power,” even though that’s done all the time to Republicans and conservatives, especially by the mainstream media.
Ocasio-Cortez also called the New York Posts’ cover “horrifying” and “hateful,” even though it was simply stating facts about what was indeed a horrifying and hateful attack against American civilians by radical Islamic terrorists.
Tlaib jabbed at the cover, too, claiming it spreads hate and puts Omar’s life in danger.