Far-left Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accused GOP House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif. on Wednesday of working with “his Ku Klux Klan caucus” and allowing “violent targeting of [women of color] members of Congress.”
The New York Democrat accused all Republicans for inciting threats against her party, which has led them to “pay for the security required” while Republicans profit.
“People truly don’t understand the scale, intensity, & volume of threats targeting [Rep. Ilhan Omar],” AOC posted to Twitter. “Kevin McCarthy is so desperate to be speaker that he is working with his Ku Klux Klan caucus to look aside & allow violent targeting of woc (women of color) members of Congress.”
“This cannot be ignored,” she added.
Her post was a quote-tweet to Democratic Rep. Omar (D-MN), who was playing a threat she received via her phone. The implication is that GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., is somehow responsible for the threats made against the Democrat over comments she recently made about Omar, for which she has since apologized.
As of this report, there were no statements from Democratic leaders calling on Ocasio-Cortez to apologize for comparing Republicans to the racist organization.
“While people toss out clichés like ‘we condemn all forms of racism & bigotry,’ the fact is Islamophobia is far too often tolerated and ignored,” Rep. Ocasio-Cortez continued her rant.
“Bigotry is not made unacceptable by what one says about it, it’s made acceptable based on whether there are consequences for it or not,” she continued.
“It’s not just about nasty phone calls and e-mails,” the Democrat wrote.
“GOP are given freedom to incite without consequence. They don’t have to pay for the security required from their acts- we do. They make money off it. [And] They are targeting those least likely to be institutionally protected first.”
As previously reported, Boebert, at an event in her district, “described an encounter with Omar in the halls of Congress as ‘not my first ‘Jihad Squad’ moment.’” Her comments were caught on video and later posted to Twitter.
She has since tweeted a public apology via Twitter: “I apologize to anyone in the Muslim community I offended with my comment about Rep. Omar,” she wrote.0
“I have reached out to her office to speak with her directly. There are plenty of policy differences to focus on without this unnecessary distraction.”
Boebert explained to supporters in an Instagram video posted Monday that a phone call she set up earlier in the day with Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., to discuss remarks the Colorado Republican made in a video posted last week did not go as planned.
In a report, Fox News described the phone call as “tense,” adding:
The phone call ended with Omar hanging up after both congresswomen demanded each other issue public apologies for past remarks, Boebert said in an Instagram video Monday.
Boebert said she organized the call with Omar because she “wanted to let her know directly that I had reflected on my previous remarks.”