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

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOil price drop threatens US fracking boom Trump faces race against clock to get coronavirus relief out the door Will coronavirus launch the second wave of socialism? 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 OmarUndocumented aliens should stay away as COVID-19 rages in the US The Southern Poverty Law Center and yesterday's wars Rush, Trish and left-leaning media: Is it opinion or news reporting? MORE (D-Minn.) and Lee ZeldinLee ZeldinSanders: 'Unfair to simply say everything is bad' in Cuba under Castro Trump allies blast Romney over impeachment vote: 'A sore loser' Overnight Health Care — Presented by Partnership for America's Health Care Future — Democrats seek to preempt Trump message on health care | E-cigarette executives set for grilling | Dems urge emergency funding for coronavirus 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.