Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., is offended. Again.
The latest manufactured outrage from the democratic socialist comes in response to White House counselor Kellyanne Conway accurately pointing out her “silence about the Sri Lanka massacre of Christians.”
Conway was responded to a now-deleted tweet when she said: “Wrong again. You can delete or apologize (holds breath) I was referring to
@AOC silence about the Sri Lanka massacre of Christians (not “Easter Worshippers” as Obama and Hillary oddly said). Try listening before spewing.”
Wrong again. You can delete or apologize (holds breath)
I was referring to @AOC silence about the Sri Lanka massacre of Christians (not “Easter Worshippers” as Obama and Hillary oddly said).
Try listening before spewing. https://t.co/jNm7ypRO6f
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) April 28, 2019
Given her reaction to the mosque attack in New Zealand, the social media silence from Ocasio-Cortez drew the notice of liberal Piers Morgan.
Morgan tweeted last week: “Twitter-obsessed
@AOC posted 14 times about the terror attack on Muslims in New Zealand, but has posted nothing about the terror attack on Christians by Muslim extremists in Sri Lanka. Very odd.”
Twitter-obsessed @AOC posted 14 times about the terror attack on Muslims in New Zealand, but has posted nothing about the terror attack on Christians by Muslim extremists in Sri Lanka.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) April 23, 2019
Conway also mentioned Ocasio-Cortez’s silence during an appearance Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
“I see officials who get a lot of airtime and ink, like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, congresswoman, who tweets many times about the mosque and never once about the Christians being killed in Sri Lanka,” Conway said.
In a tweet addressed to Conway, the freshman Democrat blamed her media silent to being “away from tech” while visiting her grandmother in Puerto Rico — faulting the Trump White House for the island’s incompetent government, of course.
Never mind that once reunited with “tech,” Ocasio-Cortez was equally silent on the massacre.
Having victimhood down to an art form, the Bronx Bolshevik asked Conway if she was “trying to imply that I am less Christian?”
(Not that she wears her faith on her sleeve.)
Hello Ms. Conway,
On Easter I was away from tech visiting my grandmother in Puerto Rico, which continues to suffer from the White House’s incompetent disaster response.
Are you trying to imply that I am less Christian? What was the point of you bringing this up on national TV? https://t.co/TIypLf2CaB
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 28, 2019
One full week later, after being called out repeatedly for her silence, Ocasio-Cortez did denounce the Sri Lanka attack while defending a campaign to call the victims “Easter worshipers” rather than Christians — a progressive effort led by former President Barack Obama.
“The terrorist attack in Sri Lanka was horrifying. Saying ‘Easter worshippers’ matters bc Easter is the holiest day of the year for Christians, & to be targeted on Easter highlights how heinous the attack was – just as saying yesterday’s
#SanDiego shooting was on Passover,” she said in one tweet.
In a follow-up, Ocasio-Cortez played the Obama religion card, accusing Conway of trying to “stoke suspicion around my Christianity” — she would also use Sri Lanka to advocate for taking in even more refugees.
“You are using this as an excuse to stoke suspicion around my Christianity + faith life,
@KellyannePolls. The Sri Lanka massacre was horrifying. No one should be targeted for their religion. If you’re so moved, let’s do more to welcome immigrants fleeing religious persecution,” she tweeted.
You are using this as an excuse to stoke suspicion around my Christianity + faith life, @KellyannePolls.
The Sri Lanka massacre was horrifying. No one should be targeted for their religion.
If you’re so moved, let’s do more to welcome immigrants fleeing religious persecution.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 28, 2019
Here’s a quick sampling of reactions to the dust-up from Twitter:
The dramatic increase in death toll due to hurricane in Puerto Rico is result of statistical guess work. The original death toll of 64 was based on death certificates. The # may be higher but we should be suspicious of a guess that moves it up to over 3,000. #Politics
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) April 28, 2019
Don’t you mean the crooked government in Puerto Rico.
— Paul Pasquariello (@PaulPasquariell) April 28, 2019
The internet works in Puerto Rico. And you’ve made it back to your phone since. Couldn’t tweet some support for Christians when you turned your phone on?
— Newman (@snewman1230) April 28, 2019
Absolute deflection here. We were forced to have a hearing on “the rise of white supremacism” after the tragedy in New Zealand, but you have yet to condemn the attacks in Sri Lanka. Even after your hiatus in Puerto Rico.
— Cody (@cocochristay) April 28, 2019
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