Ocasio-Cortez rips College Republicans over branding her a ‘domestic terrorist’

Greg Nash

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) slammed an Ohio chapter of the College Republicans on Wednesday after the group reportedly referred to her as a “domestic terrorist” in a fundraising email.

Referencing recent death threats Ocasio-Cortez says she and other prominent Democratic House members have faced, the New York congresswoman questioned when Republicans would stop using rhetoric that she says endangers her and others.

{mosads}”This puts me in danger every time. Almost every time this uncalled for rhetoric gets blasted by [conservative groups], we get a spike in death threats to refer to Capitol Police,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter.

“Multiple ppl have been arrested trying to harm me, Ilhan, & others,” she added, referring to Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.). “@GOP, what’s it going to take to stop?”

The Ohio College Republican Federation reportedly referred to Ocasio-Cortez as a “domestic terrorist” in the subject line of a fundraising email, first reported by Public Integrity on Wednesday. The email went on to slam the “Marxist” views of Ocasio-Cortez and other Democratic members of Congress, according to a screen capture posted to Twitter by Public Integrity.

The New York lawmaker has claimed in recent days to have received threats of violence at her office and has said others, including Omar, have received and reported such threats to Capitol Police. Ocasio-Cortez has attributed the threats to rhetoric from Fox News host Jeanine Pirro and other conservatives who have publicly questioned the loyalty of Omar and others to the United States.

“Omar wears a hijab, which, according to the Quran 33:59, tells women to cover so they won’t get molested.” Pirro said on her show, “Justice with Jeanine,” last month.

“Is her adherence to this Islamic doctrine indicative of her adherence to Sharia law, which in itself is antithetical to the United States Constitution?” Pirro added at the time.

Ocasio-Cortez addressed Pirro’s comments directly this week after it was reported that a New York man had been arrested for threatening to kill Omar.

“Understand when Jeanine Pirro goes on Fox + rallies people to think hijabs are threatening, it leads to this,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.

“Folks who imply we’re ‘bad’ for politics, the party, the country, etc. have no idea the threats we deal w/ because of that kind of language,” she added. “Talk policy, not personal.”

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