Recently, Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez came to the defense of her embattled colleague, Ilhan Omar, calling President Trump’s criticism of Omar an “explicit attack,” while citing the Holocaust.
The Holocaust reference, however, did not sit well with many, who let Ocasio-Cortez know that her comparison was entirely unacceptable.
Outraged, conservative pundits took to social media to respond, pointing out that Omar’s frequent remarks, deemed by many to be anti-Semitic, left the Holocaust reference appearing in extremely poor taste.
For Democrats, including Ocasio-Cortez, Omar’s comments regarding Jews, Israel, the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and other issues continue proving to be a stumbling block in their attempts to appease the ever-changing liberal constituency.
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) April 13, 2019
And there’s something deeply disturbing about AOC making Holocaust references to defend an open and unrepentant anti-Semite who is merely being criticized
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) April 13, 2019
This is just a shameful attempt to chill speech. It belittles both the real victims of 9/11 and the Holocaust. https://t.co/RHkjQShk0c
— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) April 13, 2019
Omar is being targeted for criticism, not for violence. The conflation of the two is a transparent attempt to silence criticism: https://t.co/4njYOZ267L
— John Sexton (@verumserum) April 12, 2019
Stop comparing the President of the United States to Adolf Hitler, you disgrace.
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) April 13, 2019
A new petition has called for Ilhan Omar to be impeached.
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