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AOC Says Fox News Host Jeanine Pirro Is Responsible For Threats Against Rep. Ilhan Omar

When Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez first got elected into office, she was one of several women serving Congress for the first time, many of which are also minorities. This group is comprised of Rep. Rashid Tlaib (of Michigan), Rep. Ayanna Pressley (of Massachusetts), and Rep. Ilhan Omar (of Minnesota), among others. Through thick and thin, the tight-knit group stands by each other especially when one of them comes under attack.

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez is putting blame on Fox News host Jeanine Pirro for Rep. Omar’s recent death threats.

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The uproar against Rep. Omar began in February when she tweeted critical comments about Israel. Many on the left and right spoke out against Rep. Omar and called her anti-Semitic. While she did apologize, she also stood her ground toward lobbyists who take money from groups with specific agendas. The backlash subsided somewhat from the left, but not from conservatives — especially on Fox News who are still going after Rep. Omar.

On April 6, authorities arrested a man who called Rep. Omar and threatened to assault and kill her, CNN reports. The 55-year-old New York man said told a Rep. Omar staff member on the phone: “Do you work for the Muslim Brotherhood? Why are you working for [Omar], she’s a (expletive) terrorist. I’ll put a bullet in her (expletive) skull.”

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez is coming to Rep. Omar’s defense saying the harmful statements on Fox News have dangerous consequences.

The death threat comes weeks after Fox News pulled Jeanine Pirro’s show “Justice with Judge Jeanine” after she questioned Rep. Omar because she’s Muslim.

“Think about it: Omar wears a hijab. Is her adherence to this Islamic doctrine indicative of her adherence to Sharia law, which in itself is antithetical to the United States Constitution?”

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez said that it’s because of those kinds of statements that fuels racism and anger toward Democratic lawmakers.

“Understand when Jeanine Pirro goes on Fox + rallies people to think hijabs are threatening, it leads to this,” Rep. Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “Folks who imply we’re ‘bad’ for politics, the party, the country, etc. have no idea the threats we deal w/ because of that kind of language. Talk policy, not personal.” She went on to say, “Also, read my entire TL to understand that White Nationalists are white and evil and white and big corporations and white men. But other peoples’ language.”

This is not the first time Rep. Ocasio-Cortez has been critical of Fox News and their hosts.

She has slammed conservative media outlets in the past for exposing private information about her family and where she lives. She deems that as extremely wrong especially since there have been death threats against her and other Democratic leaders.

On Feb. 20, police arrested a former Coast Guard officer who had a massive amount of weapons and threatened kill Sen. Kamala Harris, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, and Sen. Richard Blumenthal, along with Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and Rep. Maxine Waters and presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke, among others.

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Elevate Your Fashion With These Latino Fashion Designers

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Elevate Your Fashion With These Latino Fashion Designers

Spring is upon us and so is a brand new fashion season. If you’re looking to update your inspo feed or just searching for some new Latino creatives to support, we’ve got you. From the famous to the newly blossoming, don’t think Latinos aren’t creating masterpieces that reflect and contribute to our culture.

Oscar de la Renta

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There isn’t a soul on this planet that hasn’t revered Oscar de la Renta’s designs. The Dominican’s work has been modeled by Kerry Washington, Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Lopez.

Isabella Springmühl Tejada

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Guatemalan Tejada is inspiring us all with her “Down to Xjabelle” fashion line. Tejada has Down syndrome and was at first rejected from design school for this reason. After persisting, her work has since been featured at London Fashion Week.

Alexa Rodulfo

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Lazaro Hernandez was born in Miami to Cuban parents. After he graduated from Parson’s School of Design, his entire senior thesis was bought by Barneys New York.

Angel Sanchez

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Venezolano Sanchez has given us both casual wear and bridal wear. His foundation for design is based on his previous career as an architect.

Carolina Herrera

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Herrera is the biggest name in Venezuela, and likely all of Latin America. Her style was first celebrated back when she was in the public eye as Emilio Pucci’s publicist. Her clothing is the definition of elegance.

Giannina Azar

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Azar is a Dominican-Lebanese breakout designer who already has the likes of Jennifer Lopez and Thalia on her client list. Think sequins and leggy J-Lo ready costumes.

Carlota Alfaro

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Puerto Rican designer Alfaro has been in the fashion industry since the 1950s, so you may recognize her name in department stores. Here you can see her adjusting the dress used for Bellas Artes de San Juan’s Beauty & the Beast performance.

Gabriela Hearst

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Uruguayan Hearst is giving us all the chic accessories we need. Peep this Cashmere Gauze Ravenna Dress and Reeves Velvet Sandal featured in Harpers Bazaar.

Eby

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Sofia Vergara and Renata Black came together to give us all this high quality, highly inclusive seamless underwear brand. Plus, paying $16 a month for fresh underwear delivered to your door also feels pretty accessible.

Lazaro Perez

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Cuban New Yorker Lazaro has given us all our favorite dresses we’ve shipped on Say Yes to the Dress. His bridal collection is masterful and elegant.

Macario Jimenez

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Guadalajara born Jimenez is known for his fairytale motif in all his work. His wedding line makes every bride feel like an untouchable Queen.

Selva Negra

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Given to us by Kristen Gonzalez and Sam Romero, Selva Negra prides itself in bringing Latino vibrancy mainstream without compromising production ethics.

Maria Cornejo

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Chile based designer Cornejo is all about women owned businesses. That’s why she emphasizes her brand as “designed by women for women.” We hope that means comfort.

Haider Ackermann

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Colombia-born Ackermann is best known for his textured designs rich in deep, vibrant colors. Award-winning Ackermann is in high demand, with the likes of Chanel and Dior fighting to attain his creative expertise.

Narcisco Rodriguez

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Cuban-American Rodriguez worked for Calvin Klein before making his own name for himself. Rodriguez gifts us both garments and fragrance.

Patricia Bonaldi

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Brazilian born Bonaldi is a brand that was created from high demand. As people started asking for custom made gowns, she launched the PatBO brand. Bonaldi is also charitable. She’s opened the Patricia Bonaldi School of Embroidery to help support other families.

Silvia Tcherassi

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Tcherassi was born and raised in Colombia. After building her empire in fashion, Tcherassi has gone on to open a hotel and spa in Cartagena.

Willfredo Gerardo

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This Cuban-Mexican designer has given us many red carpet looks at Latin Billboard shows. He’s even been featured in Miami Swim Week on several occasions.

Rebecca Stirm

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Belize-born Stirm has found success in fashion before but felt she had a responsibility to the environment. She closed her old company and created TWIG & PEARL, which uses at least 75 percent natural materials in each of its artisan-crafted products.

Nancy Gonzalez

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You’ve likely seen Colombian Gonzalez’s luxury handbags at Saks Fifth. No matter how big her brand gets, however, she keeps the production rooted in her home community. All bags are created in her native city.

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