Ocasio-Cortez balks at Dem leadership’s rebuke of Omar

“One of the things that is hurtful about the extent to which reprimand is sought of Ilhan is that no one seeks this level of reprimand when members make statements about Latinx + other communities (during the shutdown, a GOP member yelled ‘Go back to Puerto Rico!’ on the floor),” the congresswoman tweeted…

“In this administration + all others, we should actively check antisemitism, anti-blackness, homophobia, racism, and all other forms of bigotry,” she tweeted. “And the most productive end goal when we see it is to educate and heal. It’s the difference btwn ‘calling in’ before ‘calling out.'”

Ocasio-Cortez claimed that the resolution falls under “calling out” and should be “one of the measure of last resort,” and should only be done after “repeated attempts to ‘call in’ are disrespected or ignored.”

“I believe that Ilhan, in her statement a few weeks ago, has demonstrated a willingness to listen+work w/impacted communities,” the New York congresswoman tweeted.