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Ocasio-Cortez shoots back at Kellyanne Conway after her Sri Lanka comments

'I chose to use the word ‘incompetent’ when it comes to Trump’s response...'


Andrew Wyrich


Posted on Apr 29, 2019   Updated on May 20, 2021, 1:47 pm CDT

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) shot back at Kellyanne Conway on Sunday after she questioned the congresswoman’s response to the church bombings in Sri Lanka.

Conway spoke on CNN on Sunday morning and criticized Ocasio-Cortez for tweeting “many times” about the mosque shootings in New Zealand but “never once” about the bombings in Sri Lanka during a discussion about President Donald Trump’s response to the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

She continued on Twitter, to which the congresswoman responded.

“Hello Ms. Conway, On Easter I was away from tech visiting my grandmother in Puerto Rico, which continues to suffer from the White House’s incompetent disaster response. Are you trying to imply that I am less Christian? What was the point of you bringing this up on national TV?” the New York lawmaker wrote, adding: “I chose to use the word ‘incompetent’ when it comes to Trump’s response to Hurricane María & the 3,000 Americans who died on his watch, but that’s only because I had 280 characters. There are plenty of other words too: – Negligent – Inept – Inhumane – Predatory Take your pick.”

In a Twitter thread, Ocasio-Cortez added that the attack in Sri Lanka was “horrifying” and accused Conway of “using this as an excuse to stoke suspicion around my Christianity + faith life.”

A few hours later, Conway replied to the thread.

“1/2: Hi Congresswoman @AOC. My best to your grandmother. My grandmothers are irreplaceable; miss them every day. 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 wrote, adding: “2/2: @AOC you and I agree. I said on @CNN today & elsewhere that people of all faiths should be free from harm. I judge no one’s faith, incl. yours Extreme Ideas like Green New Deal & Socialized Medicine DO scare me tho! Areas for bipartisanship? Call me. Much work to do.”


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*First Published: Apr 29, 2019, 8:41 am CDT