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

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezSunday shows preview: Delta concerns prompt CDC mask update; bipartisan infrastructure bill to face challenges in Senate House adjourns for recess without passing bill to extend federal eviction ban Democrats warn shrinking Biden's spending plan could backfire MORE (D-N.Y.) on Sunday accused White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayAides who clashed with Giuliani intentionally gave him wrong time for Trump debate prep: book 7 conservative women who could replace Meghan McCain on 'The View' Karen Pence confirms move back to Indiana: 'No place like home' 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 TapperSimone Biles sparks nationwide conversation on mental health Aly Raisman defends former teammate Biles: 'I'm proud of her' House Republican calls second bout of COVID-19 'far more challenging' MORE about President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump PACs brought in over M for the first half of 2021 Chicago owes Trump M tax refund, state's attorney mounts legal challenge Biden hits resistance from unions on vaccine requirement 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 ClintonClintons, Stacey Abrams meeting Texas Democrats Biden says Russia spreading misinformation ahead of 2022 elections Highest-ranking GOP assemblyman in WI against another audit of 2020 vote 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."