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AOC Defends Omar’s Controversial 9/11 Comments

"We are getting to the level where this is an incitement of violence against progressive women of color."

By NTK Staff | 04.12.2019 @10:06am

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) defended her friend and fellow Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) controversial comments regarding the 9/11 terrorist attacks while speaking with reporters on Thursday.

Earlier in the week, video surfaced of Omar referring to the 9/11 terrorist attacks as an incident in which “some people did something.”

The New York Post’s front page on Thursday featured a picture of the World Trade Center ablaze following the terrorist attacks, followed by the text, “Here’s your something: 2,977 people dead by terrorism.”

“Printing on the front page to circulate all around New York City an image that is incredibly upsetting and triggering for New Yorkers that were actually there and were actually in the radius, that woke up one morning or were in their schools and didn’t and didn’t know if they were going to see their parents at the end of the day,” Ocasio-Cortez began, “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.”

“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, and this not a normal level of political debate or rhetoric,” Ocasio-Cortez added.

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