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AOC Fires Back At Criticism of Her Sri Lanka Response

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., listens during a House Financial Services Committee hearing on April 10, 2019 in Washington, DC.  (Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images)

By    |   Sunday, 28 April 2019 02:27 PM

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., on Sunday accused White House counselor Kellyanne Conway of using the Sri Lanka bombings as a way to "stoke suspicion" of the freshman lawmaker’s Christianity. 

"On Easter I was away from tech visiting my grandmother in Puerto Rico, which continues to suffer from the White House’s incompetent disaster response," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted after Conway, during an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” called out Ocasio-Cortez’s "silence" on the attacks. 

"Are you trying to imply that I am less Christian? What was the point of you bringing this up on national TV?"

In her “State of the Union” remarks, Conway blasted Ocasio-Cortez for condemning the New Zealand mosque shootings but didn’t speak out about deadly bombings at churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka.

"I see officials who get a lot of airtime and ink, like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, congresswoman, who tweets many times about the mosque and never once about the Christians being killed in Sri Lanka," Conway told host Jake Tapper.

She also tweeted about Ocasio-Cortez’s silence.

Ocasio-Cortez responded in a separate tweet that "the terrorist attack in Sri Lanka was horrifying,” and commented that "saying ‘Easter worshippers’ matters bc Easter is the holiest day of the year for Christians, & to be targeted on Easter highlights how heinous the attack was."

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., on Sunday accused White House counselor Kellyanne Conway of using the Sri Lanka bombings as a way to "stoke suspicion" of the freshman lawmaker's Christianity. "On Easter I was away from tech visiting my grandmother in Puerto Rico,...
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