Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attacks Pelosi on Islam

MSNBC – AOC vs. Nancy Pelosi AOC vs. Nancy Pelosi My position on my faith is to stand for the diversity of all faiths, not to single out or defend anything in Islam. Alexandria…

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attacks Pelosi on Islam

MSNBC – AOC vs. Nancy Pelosi

AOC vs. Nancy Pelosi

My position on my faith is to stand for the diversity of all faiths, not to single out or defend anything in Islam.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

AOC, a rising star in the Democratic Party, called for Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, to resign her leadership position after comments made by her aide that appeared to question if Islam encourages people to kill non-believers.

Cortez said, “Having a Muslim member of Congress would be a huge step forward, but giving Muslim people the explicit right to choose if they want to believe in a religion which supports killing people – especially if it has influences from countries like Saudi Arabia, which sanction the barbaric and inhumane subjugation of women – is not enough.”

Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota met with Pelosi on Wednesday to discuss the issue.

AOC’s comments came as the House was conducting a vote on whether to condemn violence against Muslims as terrorism. The resolution from Rep. Lou Correa, D-Calif., cited the shooting in Texas last month of more than two dozen worshipers by a gunman shouting anti-Muslim slurs at worshipers. The massacre happened during Ramadan.

When Correa’s resolution did not pass, AOC said, “It’s troubling that despite strong support from colleagues of all backgrounds, Speaker Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) House Democratic Caucus voted against taking real steps to stop Islamophobia.”

Watch AOC’s speech below:

Earlier this month, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s office sent out an email that criticized Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, for her comments on white supremacists in the context of the 18th Amendment, which became the Women’s Suffrage Act of 1920.

AOC spokesman, Ben Marter, called the statement a “cringeworthy” “dumb question.”

House Speaker Paul Ryan’s spokesman, AshLee Strong, said that she used to be a proud Paul Ryan supporter, “a big fan of his”:

AOC’s office is not commenting. The staff at her congressional office, meanwhile, issued a statement:

“Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez supports representative democracy and gender equality. Representative Gabbard does not support Representative Ocasio-Cortez’s stance on gender equality. Representative Gabbard supports Representative Ocasio-Cortez’s stance on Repression.”

Rep. Gabbard’s office said she did not make an “accurate” interpretation of the 18th Amendment, which became the Women’s Suffrage Act of 1920, and was defending herself for not accepting a PAC-funded travel allowance.

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