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AOC Defends Ignoring Sri Lanka Bombings, Claims Her 'Christianity' Under Attack

Ocasio-Cortez says criticism she ignored Christian deaths is an attack on her own faith

 on 29th April 2019 @ 7.00pm
ocasio cortez lashed out at criticisms she ignored the sri lanka bombing attacks © press
Ocasio-Cortez lashed out at criticisms she ignored the Sri Lanka bombing attacks

Democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has lashed out in her own defense over claims she ignored the Sri Lanka bombings, saying that the criticisms of her lack of response are an attack on her "Christianity."

New York Democrat Ocasio-Cortez is being blasted over her social media silence in the wake of the Easter Sunday terror attacks in Sri Lanka that targetted Christian worshippers.

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack, which left 359 people dead.

The terrorist group also shared images purporting to show the seven bombers who blew themselves up at three churches and three hotels on Sunday.

The government also confirmed that the attacks came from Islamic fundamentalists.

After she was called out by senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway for ignoring the Easter day Islamic terrorism, AOC claimed her faith was being attacked on Sunday.

kellyanne conway blasted ocasio cortez for ignoring the sri lanka bombings that killed hundreds of christian worshippers © press
Kellyanne Conway blasted Ocasio-Cortez for ignoring the Sri Lanka bombings that killed hundreds of Christian worshippers

According to the Daily Wire, Conway called out Ocasio-Cortez on CNN on Sunday after the lawmaker had been radio silent since the horrific Sri Lanka attacks took place.

Ocasio-Cortez's continued silence over the attacks came despite the fact that many prominent figures in the media had been calling out the congresswoman for days over her silence after she rushed to politicize the New Zealand mosque attacks last month.

"On Easter I was away from tech visiting my grandmother in Puerto Rico, which continues to suffer from the White House’s incompetent disaster response," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.

"Are you trying to imply that I am less Christian? What was the point of you bringing this up on national TV?"

Conway quickly responded to Ocasio-Cortez's tweet, writing: "Hi Congresswoman @AOC. My best to your grandmother. My grandmothers are irreplaceable; miss them every day.

"Good that you now condemn Sri Lanka massacre. Some found it odd a prolific tweeter was silent. Following day you tweeted about your movie: [link to tweet]"

Conway correctly noted that Ocasio-Cortez was on Twitter following the shooting and was promoting herself and her Netflix show.

"Before my primary, three women & I agreed to film our journey of trying to run for office without big money," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.

"Now, #KnockDownTheHouse hits Netflix & select theaters next week, May 1st. To find or host a local community screening, follow: @knockdownmovie."

Following the New Zealand mosque attacks last month, Ocasio-Cortez tweeted approximately 14 times about the attacks as she pushed for her far-left gun control agenda.

Others also called out Ocasio-Cortez's response, including Republican strategist Andrew Surabian, who tweeted:

"Weird, because it looks like the day after the Sri Lanka attack occurred you had enough time & tech to send out a tweet promoting your upcoming @netflix documentary...But nothing for hundreds killed in Sri Lanka? Come up with a better lie next time."

Ocasio-Cortez immediately sought to deflect from the issue at hand and instead went on the attack against the Trump administration for the mess in Puerto Rico, despite the repeated problems that have come from Puerto Rican officials.

She then claimed that Conway was trying to cause suspicion around her alleged "Christian" faith.

"You are using this as an excuse to stoke suspicion around my Christianity + faith life, @KellyannePolls," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.

"The Sri Lanka massacre was horrifying. No one should be targeted for their religion.

"If you’re so moved, let’s do more to welcome immigrants fleeing religious persecution."

Ocasio-Cortez had been called out all week for ignoring the attacks including by British news personality Piers Morgan, who tweeted:

"Twitter-obsessed @AOC posted 14 times about the terror attack on Muslims in New Zealand, but has posted nothing about the terror attack on Christians by Muslim extremists in Sri Lanka. Very odd."

Following the tragic shooting attack at a California synagogue on Saturday, Ocasio-Cortez was again extremely vocal and used the horrific incident to promote a gun control bill.

republican strategist andrew surabian said aoc s defense was a lie © press
Republican strategist Andrew Surabian said AOC's defense was a lie

Shortly after news broke about the shooting at the Chabad of Poway synagogue near San Diego, that left one person dead and several injured, Ocasio-Cortez demanded that the Senate acts on anti-gun legislation.

One suspect is now reportedly in custody, who police described as a 19-year-old male.

In March, following the Christchurch mosque attacks, AOC rushed to politicize the tragedy.

Posting heavily on her Twitter account, the New York lawmaker used the shooting attack against Muslims as a springboard to push her radical anti-gun agenda in the United States.

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