Virginia Kruta | Associate Editor
Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defended fellow freshman Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar on Thursday, saying that Omar had done more for 9/11 victims than the GOP. Ocasio-Cortez then turned the attack on one of Omar’s critics specifically: Republican Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw.
Omar drew the ire of many Americans when she referenced the 9/11 terror attacks by saying, “Some people did something” while claiming that the attacks had been used to justify the mistreatment of Muslims. (RELATED: Ilhan Omar Called Stephen Miller A White Nationalist: Trump Jr. Fires Back Immediately)
Crenshaw, who served as a U.S. Navy SEAL after 9/11, was one of many to call out Omar on Twitter.
The New York Post responded to Omar’s comments by putting a photo of the burning Twin Towers on the cover of Thursday’s edition with the headline, “Here’s Your ‘Something.'”
Today’s cover of the New York Post. pic.twitter.com/09EYCAXTDe
– Josh Sternberg (@joshsternberg) April 11, 2019
Ocasio-Cortez first defended Omar by attacking the New York Post and blaming the GOP.
And then she turned the attack on Crenshaw.
Several were quick to point out that Crenshaw sacrificed his eye – and volunteered to sacrifice his life – to fight terrorism.
Are you aware that you’re speaking to a veteran who lost his eye in combat?
– Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) April 11, 2019
“Why don’t you go do something about terrorism?” AOC asked Dan Crenshaw. https://t.co/VBG2kAjB8n
– Jim Geraghty (@jimgeraghty) April 11, 2019
It should also be noted that the 9/11 Victim’s Compensation Fund that Ocasio-Cortez mentioned has not even been voted on yet. And while Crenshaw may not have co-sponsored it, he does not appear to have stated any opposition to it.