Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Kellyanne Conway engage in Twitter spar over lack of AOC's remarks on Sri Lanka blasts
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and White House counselor Kellyanne Conway engaged in a Twitter spat over AOC's silence on the Sri Lanka bombings on Easter Sunday.
Conway, while appearing on CNN's State of the Union on Sunday morning, told host Jake Tapper that Ocasio-Cortez had tweeted about the New Zealand mosque shootings "many times" but "never once" tweeted about the Sri Lanka church bombings last week which left 250 people dead and hundreds injured.
Shortly after Conway's comments, AOC fired back at her saying that the White House counselor had used the attention around her lack of tweets "as an excuse to stoke suspicion" about her faith.
The freshman Congresswoman also provided an explanation for her lack of tweets over the past few days, stating that she had been on a technology hiatus while she was visiting her grandmother in Puerto Rico.
Ocasio-Cortez, in her tweet directed at Conway, asked her: "Are you trying to imply that I am less Christian? What was the point of you bringing this up on national TV?"
The youngest Congresswoman in the country's history also wrote another tweet, stating that the "terrorist attack in Sri Lanka was horrifying," and added that Conway was "using this as an excuse to stoke suspicion around my Christianity + faith life.
"The Sri Lanka massacre was horrifying. No one should be targeted for their religion," Ocasio-Cortez wrote. "If you're so moved, let's do more to welcome immigrants fleeing religious persecution."
Conway, on Sunday afternoon, responded to Ocasio-Cortez's tweets. In the first of her series of tweets, she gave her best to AOC's grandmother and said that she missed her own every day, calling them "irreplaceable."
The White House counselor also said: "Good that you now condemn Sri Lanka massacre. Some found it odd a prolific tweeter was silent. Following day you tweeted about your movie."
Conway, in her second tweet, said that she didn't judge anybody's faith and noted that during her appearance on CNN she mentioned "that people of all faiths should be free from harm." She, however, added that Ocasio-Cortez's "extreme ideas like Green New Deal & Socialized Medicine DO scare me tho!"