in a racist tweet on Monday that was immediately proportionate Shame Museum, Arlington County Republican In Virginia, the committee suggested that two Democratic congressmen of color should retire and serve as lobbyists for the Taliban.
Comment directed at Reps. ilhan umri (d-min.) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (DN.Y.), came in response to a BBC report On the dire financial situation of the Taliban – resulting in a clear desire to hire a lobbyist in Washington, DC
The tweet drew immediate criticism, with the Arlington GOP pointing to an opinion piece in The Washington Post implicating Omar for not supporting Israel enough. This article was written by Mark Thiessen, a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank.
“This tweet is not about race – it is about the squad’s continued support for anti-American sentiment overseas,” tweeted the Arlington GOP, using the alias for the group of House Democrats, including Representative Ayanna Pressley ( Mass), Rashida. Tlaib (Mr.), Jamal Bowman (D.N.Y.) and Corey Bush (M.).
It may be tempting to pass off the tweet as a terrible joke – a line Republican disengaged and frequently employed Inciting this kind of hatred has very real consequences – during Donald Trump’s tenure in the White House.
Ocasio-Cortez told Vanity Fair She has received all kinds of threats over the past summer, often seen in hilarious aftermath of right-wing lies and amplified attacks by conservative media.
“I woke up in the morning and literally got a pile of pictures sent to me by the Capitol Police or the FBI,” she told the magazine. “Like, ‘These are the people who want to kill you today.’ “