AOC: Sick And Tired Of Fellow Democrats Mischaracterizing, Targeting Ilhan Omar

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called out top members of her own party during an interview on CNN Sunday morning for their "mischaracterization" of anti-war comments from Rep. Ilhan Omar, warning how "dangerous" it is to buy into such right wing talking points. "We must have the same level of accountability and justice for all victims of crimes against humanity. We have seen unthinkable atrocities committed by the U.S., Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan, and the Taliban," Omar tweeted last week. "This whole hubbub started with right-wing news outlets taking what she said out of context," Ocasio-Cortez said. "And when we feed into that, it adds legitimacy to a lot of this kind of right wing vitriol. It absolutely kind of increases that target. And as someone who has experienced that, you know, it’s very difficult to communicate the scale and how dangerous that is." <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Pretty sick & tired of the constant vilification, intentional mischaracterization, and public targeting of <a href="https://twitter.com/IlhanMN?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@IlhanMN</a> coming from our caucus.<br><br>They have no concept for the danger they put her in by skipping private conversations & leaping to fueling targeted news cycles around her.</p>— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) <a href="https://twitter.com/AOC/status/1403023312087879681?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 10, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>