Ocasio-Cortez blasts Crenshaw for Omar attacks: 'You refuse to cosponsor the 9/11 Victim's Compensation Fund'

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezLawmakers 'failed us' says ICE chief Pelosi, Democratic leaders seek to quell liberal revolt over border bill Bronx restaurants thank Ocasio-Cortez for her endorsements MORE (D-N.Y.) on Thursday defended her colleague Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarPelosi, Democratic leaders seek to quell liberal revolt over border bill Sanders unveils student debt plan amid rivalry with Warren Sanders proposes canceling .6 trillion in US student debt MORE (D-Minn.) against conservative attacks over her remarks on the 9/11 terrorist attack, accusing Rep. Dan CrenshawDaniel CrenshawOcasio-Cortez on concentration camp remarks: Liz Cheney, GOP 'manipulating pain for political purposes' The Hill's Morning Report - Trump's reelection message: Promises kept Ocasio-Cortez under fire for concentration camp remarks MORE (R-Texas) of insincerity.

Conservatives have recently torn into Omar for a speech to the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) in which she said that, the wake of the 2001 attack, some people equated all Muslims with terrorists.

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“CAIR was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something, and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties,” she said.

Crenshaw has been among the most vocal critics of Omar’s description of the attacks. She called his tweets on the matter “dangerous incitement” in light of the recent arrest of a New York man who allegedly threatened to assault and murder her.

Rep. Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibLawmakers urge young women to run for office at DC conference Sanders proposes canceling .6 trillion in US student debt GOP hopes dim on reclaiming House MORE (D-Mich.), who, like Omar and Ocasio-Cortez, is a freshman member within the progressive wing of the Democrats, also defended Omar, claiming a New York Post cover featuring a photo of the attacks and Omar's words “spreads hate” and potentially put Omar’s life in danger.

Crenshaw’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund was created after the attacks but is due to expire in December 2020 without additional authorization from Congress, according to advocates.