Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) slammed Home Minority Chief Kevin McCarthy (R) on Wednesday for tolerating bigotry from members of his caucus towards Democratic ladies of colour.
“Kevin McCarthy is so determined to be speaker that he’s working together with his Ku Klux Klan caucus to look apart & enable violent concentrating on of woc [women of color] members of Congress,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.
She linked to a video of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) enjoying a recording of a demise risk she obtained this week within the wake of Islamophobic assaults from extremist Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.).
Ocasio-Cortez stated that folks don’t perceive the dimensions, depth and quantity of threats concentrating on Omar, including, “this can’t be ignored.”
“GOP are given freedom to incite with out consequence,” the New York lawmaker wrote. “They don’t should pay for the safety required from their acts- we do. They generate income off it.”
Simply earlier than Thanksgiving, Boebert joked to supporters in Colorado about Omar being a terrorist weeks after describing the Muslim lawmaker on the Home ground as a member of the “jihad squad,” an Islamophobic reference to the “Squad,” a gaggle of progressive Democratic lawmakers of colour.
And in September, Boebert advised Omar was a suicide bomber at one other occasion, saying, “She doesn’t have a backpack, she wasn’t dropping it and working, so we’re good.”
McCarthy has ignored calls to sentence or maintain Boebert to account for her hateful remarks. He has repeatedly dodged talking out towards even probably the most excessive members of his celebration.
Ocasio-Cortez was additionally focused by a far-right Republican final month when Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), a lawmaker that has repeatedly been linked to white nationalists, posted an anti-immigration anime video edited to depict him killing her.
He was censured by the Home for doing so, however solely two Republicans ― Reps. Liz Cheney (Wyo.) and Adam Kinzinger (Ailing.) ― supported the measure.