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Ocasio-Cortez challenges Conway on Sri Lanka comments: 'Are you trying to imply that I am less Christian?'

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezNew York City's suicide mission should alarm the entire nation Marjorie Taylor Greene rakes in over .2M in first quarter The strategy Biden needs to pass his infrastructure plan MORE (D-N.Y.) on Sunday accused White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayThe Hill's Morning Report - Biden: Let's make a deal on infrastructure, taxes The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by ExxonMobil - Pence sets the stage for 2024 Biden's is not a leaky ship of state — not yet MORE of using the church bombings in Sri Lanka as a way to "stoke suspicion" of the first-term lawmaker's Christianity. 

"On Easter I was away from tech visiting my grandmother in Puerto Rico, which continues to suffer from the White House’s incompetent disaster response," Ocasio-Cortez said on Twitter after Conway called out the congresswoman's "silence" on the attacks. 

"Are you trying to imply that I am less Christian? What was the point of you bringing this up on national TV?"

Conway hours earlier voiced outrage with Ocasio-Cortez for condemning the New Zealand mosque shootings but failing to speak out about bombings at churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka that left more than 300 people dead. 

"I see officials who get a lot of airtime and ink like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, congresswoman, who tweets many times about the mosque and never once about the Christians being killed in Sri Lanka," Conway said during a conversation with CNN's Jake TapperJacob (Jake) Paul TapperArkansas governor says 'divisive' Trump attacks on GOP officials are 'unhelpful' Arkansas governor: Veto on trans youth bill was a 'message of compassion and conservatism' Buttigieg: Lawmakers can call infrastructure package 'whatever they like' but 'it's good policy' MORE about President TrumpDonald TrumpGaetz was denied meeting with Trump: CNN Federal Reserve chair: Economy would have been 'so much worse' without COVID-19 relief bills Police in California city declare unlawful assembly amid 'white lives matter' protest MORE's response to the deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., in 2017. 

Trump recently defended his earlier comments, saying there were "very fine people on both sides" at the rally. 

Conway later tweeted that her remarks were in reference to Ocasio-Cortez's "silence about the Sri Lanka massacre of Christians." She also took aim at former President Obama and former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonClose the avenues of foreign meddling Pelosi planned on retiring until Trump won election: report Pence autobiography coming from Simon & Schuster MORE for describing the people attacked as "Easter worshippers."

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Ocasio-Cortez said in a separate tweet that "the terrorist attack in Sri Lanka was horrifying." She also said that "saying 'Easter worshippers' matters bc Easter is the holiest day of the year for Christians, & to be targeted on Easter highlights how heinous the attack was."

"You are using this as an excuse to stoke suspicion around my Christianity + faith life," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. "The Sri Lanka massacre was horrifying. No one should be targeted for their religion. If you’re so moved, let’s do more to welcome immigrants fleeing religious persecution."