Freshman lawmaker Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., has quickly become a household name in 2019 for her outlandish statements and wild demands.
Political experts say Ocasio-Cortez succeeds because she’s always on the attack, and refuses to listen to anyone.
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But what she said Thursday left her supporters reeling. It has her donors backing off. And critics say it could cost her everything.
Ocasio-Cortez told Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-T.X., that he had no right to criticize anyone since he was unwilling to cosponsor a 9/11 bill, and that if he wanted something done he should “go do something” about terrorism.
Of course, Crenshaw already did.
Critics pointed out that Crenshaw is a former Navy SEAL that lost his eye fighting radical Islamic terrorists.
A decorated combat veteran, Crenshaw had to retire because of the wounds he suffered while serving his country. He decided to serve his country as a lawmaker and was elected to Congress by an overwhelming majority in the 2018 midterm election.
Ocasio-Cortez faced an avalanche of criticism for her statement on social media —
AOC implying @DanCrenshawTX, who served combat tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan (where he lost an EYE) in the wake of 9/11, hasn’t done enough for the victims of September 11 terrorist attack is astounding, though not shocking. pic.twitter.com/iWAn1v4FiJ
— Natalie Johnson (@nataliejohnsonn) April 11, 2019
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Telling a combat veteran that lost his eye FIGHTING terrorists in AFGHANISTAN to "do something" to help against terrorism. pic.twitter.com/xW4sYJYRU2
— Steph (@steph93065) April 11, 2019
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Rep. Crenshaw is a Navy SEAL who:
• Served in Afghanistan
• Lost his eye in an IED attack
• Was awarded two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart
In short hes a hero.
And here's AOC tone-deafly asking what he's done to fight terrorism.
She is a repugnant repulsive creature
— Antonius Miller (@AntoniusMiller) April 11, 2019
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While he was injured by a car bomb, you were mixing one.
— neontaster (@neontaster) April 12, 2019
Crenshaw did not respond to Ocasio-Cortez’ statement.