Ocasio-Cortez calls out conservative group for inciting death threats

"This puts me in danger every time," Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said.

April 12, 2019 09:40
U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks to reporters

U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks to reporters after finishing a televised town hall event on the “Green New Deal” in the Bronx borough of New York City, New York, U.S., March 29, 2019. (photo credit: JEENAH MOON/REUTERS)


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Congresswoman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez denounced a conservative group for the incendiary rhetoric against her on Wednesday, highlighting how employing similar language causes a spike in the number of death threats.

"This puts me in danger every time," she tweeted after the Ohio College Republican Federation described her as a "domestic terrorist" in a fundraising email.

"Almost every time this uncalled for rhetoric gets blasted by conserv. grps, we get a spike in death threats to refer to Capitol Police. Multiple ppl have been arrested trying to harm me, Ilhan, & others. @GOP, what’s it going to take to stop?," she added.

The organization has subsequently issued an apology. "The OCRF does not condone the unauthorized email sent out in our name. We apologize to Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez for the use of unacceptable language in this email, and we do not approve of the message conveyed," they tweeted.

In her tweet, Ocasio-Cortez also referenced her fellow freshman representative Ilhan Oman, both of which have been repeatedly criticized for antisemitism.

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