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

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezTlaib says Trump 'scared' of 'Squad' The Memo: Dangers loom for Trump on immigration Students retreating from politics as campuses become progressive playgrounds MORE (D-N.Y.) on Sunday accused White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayTrump takes aim at media after 'hereby' ordering US businesses out of China The White House and schools have this in common: Asbestos George Conway: 'I hereby order White House staff' to admit Trump to 'Walter Reed' 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 TapperButtigieg says voting for Trump is 'at best' looking the other way on racism White House trade adviser says Chinese tariffs are not hurting US Former acting solicitor general: 'Literally unfathomable' that Trump would retweet conspiracy theory about Epstein death MORE about President TrumpDonald John TrumpDavid Axelrod after Ginsburg cancer treatment: Supreme Court vacancy could 'tear this country apart' EU says it will 'respond in kind' if US slaps tariffs on France Ginsburg again leaves Supreme Court with an uncertain future 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 ClintonTrump takes aim at media after 'hereby' ordering US businesses out of China Trump knocks news of CNN hiring ex-FBI official McCabe Taylor Swift says Trump is 'gaslighting the American public' 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."