Freshman congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) recently made headlines after attacking congressman and former Navy SEAL Dan Crenshaw on Twitter. The feud originally arose due to a comment made by Rep. Ilhan Omar who reportedly described 9/11 as an event where “some people did something.”
This led to a response from Crenshaw who blasted Omar for describing the 9/11 terrorist attacks in a careless and slanderous manner. In response to Omar, Crenshaw tweeted “First member of Congress to ever describe terrorists who killed thousands of Americans on 9/11 as ‘some people who did something.’ Unbelievable.”
In response to Crenshaw’s comment, AOC rose to the defense of her fellow freshman congresswoman by attacking Crenshaw for not supporting the 9/11 Victim’s Compensation Fund. She then told Crenshaw to “go do something” about the right-wing extremists who were behind most of the domestic killings in the U.S. during 2018.
Kentucky Republican Rep. Andy Barr urged AOC to apologize to Crenshaw before her visit to Kentucky, noting her criticism directed at such a high-profile former Navy SEAL shows a clear lack of civility.
He revealed this in his letter written to the Courier-Journal. According to Barr, the feud between AOC and Crenshaw shouldn’t lead to more unnecessary hate and divisiveness.
Are both parties humble enough to settle the feud in a civil manner? That question remains to be answered, however, backlash over AOC’s comments has been widespread on social media following the incident.