Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic representative for a New York district, landed in hot water earlier this week after she invited a fellow congressman, an Afghanistan veteran, to “do something” about domestic terrorism, after he joined those who spoke out against Ilhan Omar’s belittling remarks on the 9/11 attacks.
US Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez continued to spark indignation while defending her newly elected colleague Ilhan Omar, this time by using a poem about the Holocaust to back the Minnesota Democratic Rep.
The move was targeted against critics of Omar, after it recently surfaced that she had made controversial remarks last month referring to the 9/11 terrorist attacks as “some people did something”.
Ocasio-Cortez slammed President Donald Trump, who posted a sensitive video sporting Omar’s remarks alongside footage of the Twin Towers collapsing in the terrorist attack.
She outspokenly stated that Omar is currently in danger and that she deems it to be her duty to stand up in her defence to rule out the “dangerous targeting of a member of Congress”.
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In a bid to support her stance, she shared an image of the words of “First they came…”, the famed poem by German theologian Martin Niemöller that was inspired by the millions who perished in the Holocaust. The words are notably mounted on a wall at the US…