Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: “His rhetoric is endangering lots of people, this is not just about threats to individual members of Congress, but it is about creating a volatile environment in this country through violent rhetoric that puts anyone like Ilhan … in danger” pic.twitter.com/0GngFvAPaG
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) July 18, 2019
“If you don’t like it here, fix the problems in other countries and come back to show us how it’s done!” = “violence” but “ICE agent monsters are killing children in concentration camps and we have to stop them!” is just fine.
Via Daily Wire:
The Trump campaign blasted socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Thursday over her hypocrisy for calling out President Donald Trump over a chant that broke out at his rally in North Carolina after she had refused to denounce a recent terrorist attack against an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility where the attacker left behind a manifesto that seemed to echo her deeply misleading rhetoric that immigrant detention facilities are akin to “concentration camps.”
The “send her back” chant, which Trump did not participate in and denounced on Thursday, broke out after Trump read off a list of Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) most controversial actions and statements.
Ocasio-Cortez responded by saying: “The president put millions of Americans in danger last night. His rhetoric is endangering lots of people. This is not just about threats to individual members of Congress, but it is about creating a volatile environment in this country through violent rhetoric that puts anyone, like Ilhan, anyone who believes in the rights of all people in danger and I think that he has a responsibility for that environment.”