Once again, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is facing well-deserved backlash for making comments which would have been better kept to herself.
This time, Ocasio-Cortez landed in hot water for going after Rep. Dan Crenshaw for his record on combatting terrorism, according to Townhall. It’s also worth noting that Crenshaw is a former Navy Seal officer.
Despite this, Ocasio-Cortez saw fit to question Crenshaw’s record on terrorism after he called out Rep. Ilhan Omar for referring to 9/11 as “something” that “some people did.”
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The beginning of this entire situation initiated when Omar casually claimed that “some people did something” on 9/11 during a public speech. That “something” just so happened to end thousands of lives and change America forever. Of course, there were many people in this country who not too pleased about Omar’s nonchalant reference to such a great tragedy.
Shortly after Omar’s commentary, Crenshaw described her casual reference to 9/11 as “unbelievable.” He furthermore noted that Omar is the “first member of Congress to ever describe terrorists who killed thousands of Americans on 9/11 as ‘some people who did something.’”
Now, after Crenshaw’s criticism of Omar, Ocasio-Cortez felt compelled to jump in for some strange reason. Her statements to Crenshaw are as follows:
“You refuse to cosponsor the 9/11 Victim’s Compensation Fund, yet have the audacity to drum resentment towards Ilhan w/completely out-of-context quotes. In 2018, right-wing extremists were behind almost ALL US domestic terrorist killings. Why don’t you go do something about that?”
Ocasio-Cortez truly would have done well not to make these comments, but then again, this is a woman who is known for repeatedly making empty-headed statements. How dare she go after a decorated war veteran for not “doing something” about terrorism.
What has she done about domestic terrorist killing?
In any event, various Twitter users laid into Ocasio-Cortez and truly let her have it.
AOC implying @DanCrenshawTX, who served combat tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan (where he lost an EYE) in the wake of 9/11, hasn’t done enough for the victims of September 11 terrorist attack is astounding, though not shocking. pic.twitter.com/iWAn1v4FiJ
— Natalie Johnson (@nataliejohnsonn) April 11, 2019
Dan Crenshaw fought in Afghanistan after 9/11, leaving blood — and an eye — on the battlefield, and here @AOC is lecturing him about not caring about 9/11 b/c he isn’t cosponsoring a spending bill. https://t.co/QzvIRXcExZ
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) April 11, 2019
AOC is attacking Dan Crenshaw for not fighting for 9/11 victims
Crenshaw is a decorated war hero, who, as a Navy SEAL, lost his eye fighting terrorists in Afghanistan and earned 2 Bronze Stars (one with Valor), the Purple Heart, and the Navy Commendation Medal with Valor pic.twitter.com/HHa7Ay4WDj
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) April 11, 2019
In so many cases, it is better to think before you tweet.
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