AOC Slams Opponents of ‘Anti-Hate’ Measure after Excusing Anti-Semitism

‘Here’s the outrage: your party put a sham resolution on the floor designed to protect the anti-Semitic hate and bigotry…’

(Kaylee McGhee, Liberty Headlines) Rep. Alexandria Ocasio–Cortez, D-N.Y., took to Twitter to complain about the 23 Republicans who voted against a House resolution condemning hate speech on Thursday.

Democratic leadership drafted a resolution condemning anti-Semitism and all forms of hate speech in response to the use of anti-Semitic stereotypes by Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn.

The resolution didn’t name Omar directly, though, and many Republicans argued the Democratic Party was letting her avoid the consequences of her hurtful rhetoric by passing the vague resolution.

Instead, the measure was reworded in a closed-door meeting to target uncorroborated allegations against President Donald Trump by his former attorney, convicted perjurer Michael Cohen.

Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., voted against the resolution and criticized Ocasio–Cortez for supporting a “sham resolution” while publicly defending Omar’s anti-Semitic comments.

Ocasio–Cortez defended Omar after the latter—a Somali refugee and one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress—accused pro-Israel lawmakers of selling their “allegiance to a foreign country.”

“‘Calling out’ is one of the measures of last resort, not 1st or 2nd resort,” Ocasio–Cortez wrote on Twitter after top Democrats drafted the anti-hate resolution.

“We do it when repeated attempts to ‘call in’ are disrespected or ignored. And I believe that Ilhan, in her statement a few weeks ago, has demonstrated a willingness to listen+work w/impacted communities.”

With no self-awareness, however, Ocasio–Cortez was quick to support the second resolution and “call out” Republicans for not doing the same.

In a follow-up tweet, Ocasio–Cortez deflected from the issue of anti-Semitism by falsely implying that Republican congressman Jason Smith, R-Mo., had made an anti-Latino slur when yelling at Rep. Tony Cardenas, D-Calif., to “Go back to Puerto Rico” during a heated debate in January over a resolution for ending the government shutdown.

The statement was, in fact, a reference to a massive junket that approximately 30 Congressional Democrats had taken, along with 109 lobbyists and corporate executives, in the middle of the federal government shutdown.

The getaway was sponsored by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus BOLD PAC, which is chaired by Cardenas.

It involved a chartered flight for the Democrats, their families and chiefs of staff to a seaside resort in San Juan, where rooms go for $429 a night. The vacationers had the option of seeing the hit Broadway show “Hamilton” and attending three parties—including one with the show’s cast.