Far-left Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Wednesday accused Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) of working with “his Ku Klux Klan caucus” and allowing “violent targeting of [women of color] members of congress.”
The Democrat further criticized the entirety of the GOP for allegedly inciting threats against Democrats, leading them to “pay for the security required” as 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.
The post was published as a quote-tweet to Democratic Rep. Omar (D-MN) playing a threat she received via her phone. The implication is that Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) is responsible for the threats made against the Democrat over comments she recently made about Omar, for which she has apologized.
“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.”
“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.”
It’s not just about nasty phone calls and e-mails.
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.
&They are targeting those least likely to be institutionally protected first.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) December 1, 2021
As highlighted by The Daily Wire last week, Boebert during an event in her Colorado 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 posted to Twitter.
Boebert tweeted a public apology via Twitter: “I apologize to anyone in the Muslim community I offended with my comment about Rep. Omar,” she wrote. “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.”
When Boebert got into contact with Omar, the Democrat allegedly hung up on her.
“I believe in engaging with those we disagree with respectfully, but not when that disagreement is rooted in outright bigotry and hate,” Omar said in a statement, according to 9News. “To date, the Republican Party leadership has done nothing to condemn and hold their own members accountable for repeated instances of anti-Muslim hate and harassment. This is not about one hateful statement or one politician; it is about a party that has mainstreamed bigotry and hatred.”