90 Miles From Tyranny : OCASIO-CORTEZ: CRITICIZING ILHAN OMAR OVER 9/11 REMARKS ‘IS AN INCITEMENT OF VIOLENCE AGAINST PROGRESSIVE WOMEN OF COLOR’

Friday, April 12, 2019

OCASIO-CORTEZ: CRITICIZING ILHAN OMAR OVER 9/11 REMARKS ‘IS AN INCITEMENT OF VIOLENCE AGAINST PROGRESSIVE WOMEN OF COLOR’


Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told reporters Thursday night that criticism of her and Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar has become “an incitement of violence against progressive women of color.” That criticism has centered upon Omar’s apparent dismal of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.


Ocasio-Cortez suggested her opponents “get back to policy” after Omar recently told a Los Angeles gathering of the Council on American-Islamic Relations that 9/11 was an event where “some people who did something.”



“We are getting to the level that this is an incitement of violence against progressive women of color and if they can’t figure out how to get back to policy, we have to call it our for what it is because this is not normal and this is not a normal level of political debate or rhetoric,” the congresswoman...




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