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

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Thursday defended her colleague Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) against conservative attacks over her remarks on the 9/11 terrorist attack, accusing Rep. Dan Crenshaw (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.

{mosads}“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 Tlaib (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.

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