Ocasio-Cortez riles pundits for defending Ilhan Omar with Holocaust quote

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is setting off fresh waves of outrage for citing a famous quote about the Holocaust in her latest defense of fellow freshman Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar.

AOC referenced Martin Niemoller’s sorrowful meditation on inaction in the face of injustice, known for the refrain “first they came,” to complain about critics who denounced Omar this week for minimizing the 9/11 attacks.

“@IlhanMN’s life is in danger,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted, over a photo of Niemoller’s words. “For our colleagues to be silent is to be complicit in the outright, dangerous targeting of a member of Congress.”

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