THE LATEST: Ocasio-Cortez Defends Omar’s 9/11 Comments, Says GOP ‘Weaponizing Her Faith’

Originally published at: https://www.hannity.com/media-room/the-latest-ocasio-cortez-defends-omars-9-11-comments-says-gop-weaponizing-her-faith/

Recently sworn-in Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defended her Democratic colleague Ilhan Omar Thursday afternoon; saying the GOP was “weaponizing her faith” after she came under fire for comments regarding the 9/11 terror attacks.

“I’m not going to quote the NY Post’s horrifying, hateful cover. Here’s 1 fact: @IlhanMN is a cosponsor of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. She‘s done more for 9/11 families than the GOP who won’t even support healthcare for 1st responders- yet are happy to weaponize her faith,” posted Ocasio-Cortez on social media.

I’m not going to quote the NY Post’s horrifying, hateful cover.

Here’s 1 fact: @IlhanMN is a cosponsor of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. She‘s done more for 9/11 families than the GOP who won’t even support healthcare for 1st responders- yet are happy to weaponize her faith.

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 11, 2019

Omar found herself the center of another national controversy this week after she referred to the devastating September 11th terror attacks that took the lives of thousands of Americans as “some people” who “did something.”

“The fact that people are taking those words out of context and endangering the life of Rep. Omar is immoral, it’s wrong and it needs to be called out by many colleagues in saying they need to stop, stop targeting her this way. It’s absolutely putting her life in danger,” said Rep. Rashida Tlaib.