AOC Jumps to the Defense of Pal Ilhan Omar (Again), Tweets the Holocaust Poem; Has She Gone Too Far

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez @ SXSW 2019 by nrkbeta, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0/Original

 

 

This is a battle AOC cannot win.

Instead of moving on, however, she continues to defend her ally, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), after Omar diminished the horror of the 9/11 attacks by saying, “Some people did something.”

Debate between Omar’s supporters and opponents over this remark has escalated. On Friday, President Trump jumped into the fray. He sent a tweet which contained a video of both the attacks and Omar’s disrespectful comments with the caption, “WE WILL NEVER FORGET!”

AOC retaliated with a tweet of her own. It featured a copy of the well known Holocaust poem by German theologian Martin Niemöller along with the following text:

Members of Congress have a duty to respond to the President’s explicit attack today.@IlhanMN’s life is in danger. For our colleagues to be silent is to be complicit in the outright, dangerous targeting of a member of Congress.

We must speak out.

“First they came…”

Reaction to AOC’s foolish tweet was swift. Here are a few of them. (All tweets are printed below.)

Ben Shapiro responded immediately:

That many in the media will parrot this “speech is violence” codswallop is a demonstration how little they care about protecting speech when the speech is criticism of the Left.

And there’s something deeply disturbing about AOC making Holocaust references to defend an open and unrepentant anti-Semite who is merely being criticized.

David Harsanyi:

This is just a shameful attempt to chill speech. It belittles both the real victims of 9/11 and the Holocaust.

@AG_Conservative, who lost family members during the Holocaust:

No, @aoc, you do not get to diminish the murder of almost half my family by comparing it to criticism of your antisemitic colleague. You should be ashamed for trying.

I don’t understand what political advantages AOC hopes to gain by posting such inflammatory comments, especially when she represents a district that was so hard hit by the attacks. And there are many Jewish people among her constituents as well, a large number of whom lost loved ones to the Holocaust.

Understandably, AOC’s straight shot to political stardom has created a monster. She’s become overly confident and reckless and has made several missteps lately.

AOC’s most serious blunder was her campaign to stop Amazon from building a second headquarters in Long Island City.

Siena College Research Institute Director Don Levy said:

The district breaks with Ocasio-Cortez on the Amazon deal. Fifty-seven percent say that Amazon canceling was bad for New York and 58 percent would like the deal revived. Even in the Queens area of the district, over half say losing the deal was bad and 54 percent would like it revived.

But the brash, young Congresswoman seems unperturbed because she is a star.

Nobody seems to have warned her that political careers can blow-up in a day.