Congresswoman reacts to criticism of Omar's 9/11 remark

Ocasio-Cortez rips ‘horrifying’ Republican hypocrisy on support for 9/11 survivors after Ilhan Omar controversy

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Omar delivered the keynote speech at a fundraiser for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) on March 23 where she was recorded describing the September 11 attacks as merely an event where "some people did something". The fact that they would double down on this and try to provide cover for Ilhan Omar when all you have to do is say hey, she misspoke, maybe she did not mean at that way.

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That prompted Ocasio-Cortez to defend her Minnesota ally, going after the Texas congressman for not co-sponsoring the 9/11 Victim's Compensation Fund.

"From fundraising emails labeling @AOC a domestic terrorist to the constant questioning of @IlhanMN's loyalty to and love of country, the right-wing is actively inciting violence against young progressive women of color in Congress", organizers with the Women's March posted on Twitter. "Why don't you go do something about that?" she tweeted at Crenshaw.

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Ocasio-Cortez also said Omar has "done more for 9/11 families than the GOP" and that Republicans are "happy to weaponize [Omar's] faith".

"It was not taken out of context, by the way, there are a lot of claims that it was - of course it wasn't".

"This is the height of partisanship - when we can't just come together and properly assume that we should not diminish the acts of 9/11 by saying things like 'some people did something, '" he continued.

Ocasio-Cortez was reacting to criticism by Crenshaw - a retired Navy SEAL who lost an eye fighting al-Qaida - of Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar's characterization of 9/11 as "some people did something."

"I am questioning how any American, let alone a United States Congresswoman, could downplay the 9/11 attacks", the Fox News host later tweeted. Not a day went by when she wasn't spoken about on Fox. You have to say that this person is looking at me unusual, I am not comfortable with it, and I am going to talk to them and ask them why. After multiple surgeries, Crenshaw retained sight in his left eye and went on to deploy two more times.

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