AOC: Republicans a ‘Ku Klux Klan Caucus’ Behind ‘Violent Targeting of WOC’
'People truly don’t understand the scale, intensity'
Far-left Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has accused Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) of working with what she describes as “his Ku Klux Klan caucus” in allowing women of color in Congress to be targeted.
The Democrat had a meltdown and blasted the GOP leader for allegedly inciting threats against Democrats, which led them to “pay for the security required” as Republicans profit.
AOC posted to Twitter:
“People truly don’t understand the scale, intensity, & volume of threats targeting [Rep. Ilhan Omar]."
“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 said.
Her post was published as a quote-tweet to Democratic Rep. Illhan Omar (D-MN) where she played a threat she received via her phone.
The implication is that Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert's recent comments she made about Omar ignited threats.
“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 said.
“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 the 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.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) December 1, 2021
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.
During an event in Boebert 's Colorado district, she “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 later apologized on 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 tried to contact Omar, the Democrat 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.”