'This puts me in danger every time': Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar call out GOP and Fox News for inciting violence
Here’s an example of a college Republicans group calling AOC a Domestic terrorist.
This puts me in danger every time. Almost every time this uncalled for rhetoric gets blasted by conserv. grps, we… https://t.co/DN9ZjNu8yV— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)1554936435.0
Here’s Fox questioning whether Rep. Ilhan Omar is “an American first.”
This is dangerous incitement, given the death threats I face. I hope leaders of both parties will join me in condem… https://t.co/UBPvu7Z1Jx— Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan Omar)1554913916.0
In both cases, the Congresswomen report that this hateful rhetoric from Republicans and Fox News has resulted in increased threats to their lives.
Threats to Rep. Omar’s life resulted in the arrest of a man this month. That didn’t stop Trump from going after her again:
Police arrested Patrick Carlineo Jr., 55, of Addison, N.Y., after he allegedly made calls to Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) in March threatening to assault and murder the Muslim lawmaker.
And only a day after his arrest, President Trump mocked Omar during a speech in Las Vegas continuing the Islamophobia he brought with him when he moved his nasty orange ass into the White House. Speaking to the Republican Jewish Coalition, Trump thought it’d be funny to slip Omar’s name into a speech to a group of Republicans who are supportive of Israel. — www.theroot.com/...
Similar threats resulted towards Rep. Maxine Waters resulted in the arrest of a NY man last month:
A man is expected to go to trial this week for calling the district office of Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., and making racist and violent threats, according to local reports and court documents.
In July 2018, Stephen Taubert, who lives in central New York, allegedly threatened to kill Waters using offensive language and racial slurs, including the n-word, Syracuse.com reported. [...]
The threat allegedly made last summer coincides with a period of heightened criticism of Waters among conservatives and the far-right. — www.rollcall.com/...