Kellyanne Conway Criticizes Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Again, for Tweeting About Netflix Doc Instead of Sri Lanka Attack

Counselor to the President, Kellyanne Conway, continued her dispute with freshman congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over the representative's social media behavior.

In recent days, the pair have sparred over the fact Ocasio-Cortez did not immediately offer condolences on social media to those affected by the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka. At least 250 people died and many hundreds more were injured when bombs were detonated at several churches and hotels.

Speaking on Hannity on Monday, Conway questioned why Ocasio-Cortez had tweeted about a Netflix documentary before addressing the attack.

On Sunday, Conway had criticized Ocasio-Cortez more generally for failing to bring up the attack. During an exchange with Jake Tapper on CNN's State of the Union about Trump's reactions to incidents of white nationalist violence, Conway brought up the representative, saying: "I see officials who get a lot of airtime and ink, like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, congresswoman, who tweets many times about the mosque but never once about Sri Lanka—"

Conway also criticized the New York representative on Twitter, in response to a now-deleted Tweet.

In a series of posts to the social media platform, Ocasio-Cortez responded by explaining she'd been spending time in Puerto Rico with her grandmother "away from tech" over the Easter weekend. "Are you trying to imply that I am less Christian? What was the point of you bringing this up on national TV?" she added.

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?

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 28, 2019

Ocasio-Cortez also blasted Trump's response to Hurricane Maria—which devastated Puerto Rico and killed thousands—before accusing Conway of using the "horrifying" Sri Lanka attack to "stoke suspicion" about her Christian faith. "No one should be targeted for their religion," Ocasio-Cortez continued. "If you're so moved, let's do more to welcome immigrants fleeing religious persecution."

Conway continued the dispute during Monday's discussion with Sean Hannity, focusing on the fact Ocasio-Cortez had shared the trailer for Knock Down the House, a film that chronicled her and three other women's congressional primary campaigns, on Twitter on Easter Monday.

"She said on Twitter, 'I was away from tech, I was visiting my grandmother for Easter.' I think that's wonderful, but the very next day as they were picking through the rubble in Sri Lanka looking for survivors or the deceased, she had time to tweet about her Netflix documentary," Conway said.

"I think that we all choose what we weigh in on—I'm the first to say people are not compelled to weigh in on everything—but those who seem to have an opinion about most things… It's not about her faith, it's about her selectivity."

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Kellyanne Conway
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on stage during the 2019 Athena Film Festival closing night film, "Knock Down the House" at the Diana Center at Barnard College on March 3, 2019 in New York City. Lars Niki/Getty Images for The Athena Film Festival