AOC Accuses GOP Rep. of Racism After He Calls the Squad “Ayatollah Sympathizers”

Rep. John Rutherford (R-FL) was accused of “racism” by “squad” member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after he blasted back Rep. Jayapal for claiming “President Trump recklessly attacking Qasem Soleimani.”

Rutherford tweeted:

I was in the same briefing as you, @RepJayapal, and this is absolutely false.

You and your squad of Ayatollah sympathizers are spreading propaganda that divides our nation and strengthens our enemies.

This led AOC to fire back at Rutherford, writing “I find it highly amusing that my coworkers angrily yell stuff like this and then clutch their pearls and cry when they are called out for their racism.”

Rutherford didn’t back down, replying:

It’s honestly pretty simple. @realDonaldTrump eliminated a dangerous terrorist.

If you don’t want to be called an Ayatollah sympathizer, don’t sympathize with the Ayatollah.

Bret Jenson also responded to AOC by tweeting:

playing the same card DNC has been using forever…

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