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Ocasio-Cortez says her offices are 'flooded' with bigoted calls

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOVERNIGHT ENERGY: Democrats push expansion of offshore wind, block offshore drilling with ocean energy bill | Poll: Two-thirds of voters support Biden climate plan | Biden plan lags Green New Deal in fighting emissions from homes Biden plan lags Green New Deal in fighting emissions from homes Ocasio-Cortez rolls out Twitch channel to urge voting MORE (D-N.Y.) said Friday that her offices are “flooded with bigoted calls” while weighing in on a back-and-forth between a pair of House colleagues.

Ocasio-Cortez discussed calls to her office while commenting on recent tweets between Reps. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarVeterans launch pro-law enforcement super PAC with battlegrounds ad buys Kamala Harris and the stereotypes we place on Black women Pocan won't seek another term as Progressive Caucus co-chair MORE (D-Minn.) and Lee ZeldinLee ZeldinRepublican fears grow over rising Democratic tide DCCC reserves new ad buys in competitive districts, adds new members to 'Red to Blue' program Overnight Defense: House panel probes Pompeo's convention speech | UN council rejects US demand to restore Iran sanctions | Court rules against Pentagon policy slowing expedited citizenship MORE (R-N.Y.), who have been trading barbs on Twitter this week over religious discrimination.

“Our offices are flooded with bigoted calls too - so much so that we have to put energy into searching for actual constituents,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “We forward all the threats to Capitol Police to build files. For all those who think your bigoted calls + digital threats are anonymous: Enjoy!”

Ocasio-Cortez weighed in a day after Zeldin, who is Jewish, took to Twitter to share an anti-Semitic voicemail message his office received from a man who said he wished “Hitler would have done his ... job."

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“This new [voicemail] just came into my office,” Zeldin tweeted Thursday.

“This is just another day in my world as an American Jew in Congress. Would love to know what part of this hate filled, anti-Semitic rant you disagree with?" he added, tagging Omar.

Omar, one of the first two Muslim women in Congress and the chamber's first Somali-American, responded in a separate tweet, calling the voicemail her GOP colleague received “heinous and hateful” while adding that she has received similar messages.

“Maybe we could meet and share notes on how to fight religious discrimination of all kinds?” she wrote. “Maybe over Somali tea, in your old office which I happen to be in now.”

Zeldin accepted the invitation later Friday, writing: “Let’s do that! Are you saying you disagree w/everything said in that voice mail? I sure do.”

Omar has not yet issued a response to Zeldin's latest tweet.

The back-and-forth is just one of the latest exchanges between the two lawmakers, who have been accusing each other of promoting religious discrimination.