U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., continues to ignite outrage while defending freshman colleague Rep. Ilhan Omar, this time by using a poem about the Holocaust to defend the Minnesota Democrat. . .
Ocasio-Cortez slammed President Donald Trump, who shared a grim video featuring Omar’s remarks alongside footage of the Twin Towers being attacked.
“Members of Congress have a duty to respond to the President’s explicit attack today,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted Friday. “@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.”
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
She also shared an image of the words of “First they came … ,” the famous poem by German theologian Martin Niemöller that was inspired by the tragedies of the Holocaust. (The words are mounted on a wall at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington.) . . .
Quoting a Holocaust survivor in an attempt to defend an unapologetic anti-Semite is slobberingly retarded, even by your already low standards. If self-awareness was quantifiable, I'm certain yours would make your low IQ look like Zack Morris's SAT score.
— BurtReynoldsMustache (@MustacheDeBurt) April 12, 2019
You don't get criminalize political speech. No one said anything that puts her life in danger. Keep talking Mr. President & so will we. #FREESPEECH, little girl. Embrace it because we are not going to shut up.
— Steph (@steph93065) April 13, 2019
Ocasio-Cortez’s tweet sparked major backlash, with critics accusing her of trivializing the Holocaust and slamming her for doing so in defense of Omar, who has repeatedly fought off claims of anti-Semitism. (Read more from “Ocasio-Cortez Goes on Crazy Trump Rant, Makes Holocaust Comparison” HERE)