New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been disinvited from taking a trip to Kentucky to talk to voters in the state.
But in true Ocasio-Cortez fashion she does not care what anyone thinks, she is going to do what she wants to do.
After a speech in the House on her Green new Deal, Republican Rep. Andy Barr invited the 29-year-old to come to Kentucky.
“I want to invite the gentlelady to come to eastern Kentucky where thousands of coal miners no longer have paychecks,” he said.
“I invite her to go underground with me and meet the men and women who do heroic work to power the American economy,” he said.
Ocasio-Cortez accepted the offer and said she would call for “fully funding the pensions of coal miners in West Virginia and throughout Appalachia because we want a just transition to make sure that we’re investing in jobs across those swaths of the country.”
But since that invitation Ocasio-Cortez became embattled in a feud with war hero Rep. Dan Crenshaw and Barr disinvited her.
The controversial representative decided that, instead of defending her home city of New York where 3,000 people were murdered on 9/11 she backed her friend, Rep. Ilhan Omar.
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“I’m not going to quote the NY Post’s horrifying, hateful cover,” the Green New Deal author said in a tweet on Thursday.
“Here’s 1 fact: @IlhanMN is a cosponsor of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. She‘s done more for 9/11 families than the GOP who won’t even support healthcare for 1st responders- yet are happy to weaponize her faith,” she said.
I’m not going to quote the NY Post’s horrifying, hateful cover.
Here’s 1 fact: @IlhanMN is a cosponsor of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. She‘s done more for 9/11 families than the GOP who won’t even support healthcare for 1st responders- yet are happy to weaponize her faith.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 11, 2019
It was a shot at the New York Post cover that called out Omar for saying that 9/11 was “something some people did.”
The New York Post’s cover for Thursday calls out Ilhan Omar for trivializing the 9/11 terrorist attacks as “some people did something” pic.twitter.com/xToghXSGw5
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) April 11, 2019
Before she tweeted that she not only defended Omar, she said that anyone that attacked her stance on 9/11 was inciting violence against her.
““We are getting to the level where this is an incitement of violence against progressive women of color and if they can’t figure out how to get it back to policy, we need to call it out for what it is because this is not normal,” she said.
AOC on NY Post/Ilhan Omar front page: “We are getting to the level where this is an incitement of violence against progressive women of color and if they can’t figure out how to get it back to policy, we need to call it out for what it is because this is not normal.” pic.twitter.com/Zxad5H4I8n
— Jason Donner (@jason_donner) April 11, 2019
Nope. What is not normal is a member of Congress acting as if 9/11 was no big deal and a New York representative supporting her.
She also went after wounded warrior Rep. Dan Crenshaw after he went after Omar for her callous comments on 9/11.
“First Member of Congress to ever describe terrorists who killed thousands of Americans on 9/11 as ‘some people who did something,’” he said.
First Member of Congress to ever describe terrorists who killed thousands of Americans on 9/11 as “some people who did something”.
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) April 9, 2019
“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?” she said.
She is talking about a man who was a Navy SEAL, lost his eye in combat fighting terrorism and won two bronze stars, a purple heart and the Navy Commendation Medal with Valor.
Barr asked her to apologize to Crenshaw and when she did not he disinvited her from coming to Kentucky.
But Ocasio-Cortez’s spokesman Corbin Trent said in an interview with CNN that she is going to Kentucky in defiance.
“Luckily, we still have open borders with Kentucky, we are free to travel there,” he said. “We hope to visit and have a town hall, listen to concerns of workers in Kentucky.”
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