Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tried to ride to the rescue of Ilhan Omar.
Omar was under fire for making anti-Semitic remarks.
But Ocasio-Cortez just made things worse by making this giant mistake.
Ocasio-Cortez played a major role in forcing Nancy Pelosi to scuttle a resolution condemning anti-Semitism after Omar made hateful remarks about Jewish Americans being more loyal to Israel than the United States.
She felt Omar was being singled out – even though the resolution never mentioned Omar by name – and pitched a fit.
Pelosi blinked and put forth a resolution condemning every form of hatred – except bigotry against Christians – under the Sun.
23 Republicans saw this for the sham that it was and voted against Pelosi’s refusal to take a stand against Omar and her anti-Semitism.
Ocasio-Cortez lashed out at those Republicans on social media and claimed they were in favor of hatred.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is expressing “outrage” that 23 Republicans cast a “no” vote for the hate resolution the House of Representatives passed on Thursday.
Democrats originally drafted it in response to Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN)’s antisemitic remarks but instead produced a document that condemned white supremacy and any speech that is anti-Muslim, anti-Jew, anti-black, or anti-LGBT.
“Where’s the outrage over the 23 GOP members who voted NO on a resolution condemning bigotry today?” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted on Thursday.
“Oh, there’s none?” the tweet said. “Did they get called out, raked over, ambushed in halls and relentlessly asked why not?”
“No? Okay. Got it,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.
But Ocasio-Cortez overshot her mark.
Lee Zeldin – one of two Jewish Republicans in the House – tweeted out a video of his floor speech announcing his opposition to the resolution because it was a sham.
H.Res.183 was spineless, watered down & filled w moral equivalency & double standards. Watch my floor speech explaining my NO vote to this resolution. Name names & remove Rep Omar from @HouseForeign. No double standards! pic.twitter.com/Rj17P6MHFI
— Lee Zeldin (@RepLeeZeldin) March 7, 2019
Ocasio-Cortez thought she was firing off another sick Twitter burn.
Instead it backfired and blew up in her face.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.