Source: Yahoo News
BY Christal Hayes
WASHINGTON – Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez denounced a conservative group on Twitter on Wednesday after it labeled her as a “domestic terrorist,” saying similar rhetoric consistently leads to a spike in threats against her life.
Ocasio-Cortez, a Democrat representing New York who has become both a social media star and a favorite target for Republicans, was criticizing a fundraising email sent out by the Ohio College Republican Federation with the subject line: “AOC is a domestic terrorist.”
The email, which was posted by Dave Levinthal, a politics editor at The Center for Public Integrity, included that the conservative group was asking for donations to “stop the brainwashing” that has college students thinking that Ocasio-Cortez is a “role model.”