Sen. Ted Cruz called out frequent political adversary Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after the Bronx and Queens lawmaker condemned Kanye West’s recent anti-Semitic messages, which led him to be kicked off Instagram and Twitter.
On Sunday, AOC called on her supporters to “reject” recent statements from the rap star-turned-full-time provocateur that implied Jews control the music industry.
West, legally known as Ye, also tweeted Sunday that he would go “death con 3 [sic] On JEWISH PEOPLE,” using a mishearing of a term that describes a drastic US military mobilization.
“There is absolutely no room in this country or world for antisemitism,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote. “It is important to see how harmful + dangerous Kanye’s words are – not only to our Jewish brothers, sisters, & siblings, but also to our collective society at large.”
Cruz, a Texas Republican who often clashes with the progressive lawmaker and her “Squad” of left-wing allies, alluded to Rep. Ilhan Omar and Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s history of incendiary statements about Israel in his reply to her tweet.
“So you’ll be voting to censure the Squad?,” Cruz wrote Monday
Omar, a Somali-born Muslim who represents Minnesota, had previously equated Israel with the Taliban and suggested that the US has a close relationship with the country because Washington politicians were being paid off.
Tlaib, a Michigan congresswoman, said last year that progressive people should not support the Jewish state, claiming “the need to oppose Israel’s government’s apartheid rule is obvious.”