That prompted Ocasio-Cortez to defend her Minnesota ally, going after the Texas congressman for not co-sponsoring the 9/11 Victim's Compensation Fund.
The skirmish began after Crenshaw tweeted his reaction to a speech made by Omar during a Muslim rights group's event, in which she described the September 11 terror attacks as "some people who did something".
"From fundraising emails labeling @AOC a domestic terrorist to the constant questioning of @IlhanMN's loyalty to and love of country, the right-wing is actively inciting violence against young progressive women of color in Congress", organizers with the Women's March posted on Twitter. "Why don't you go do something about that?" she tweeted at Crenshaw.
The freshman congresswoman's approval rating has dwindled since her election win in November thanks to numerous controversies and a firebrand style that tends to turn off many voters, sparking efforts by both Democrats and Republicans to oust the card-carrying Democratic socialist. "We apologize to Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez for the use of unacceptable language in this email, and we do not approve of the message conveyed".
"This is a really dishonest attack and let me tell you how I am for 9/11 victims and 9/11 first responders".
From Texas to Georgia, South braces for storms and potential tornadoes
Two people were taken to a hospital with injuries that aren't thought to be life-threatening, Yezak said. A roof is torn off a home following a suspected tornado , Saturday, April 13, 2019 in Franklin, Texas.
Not-for-profit media watchdog Media Matters for America researched six weeks of news output by Fox News and its money-related arm, Fox Business, to arrive at the startling figure, as industry observers and pundits increasingly note the obsession with AOC by Australian media oligarch Rupert Murdoch - the owner of Fox News - even as Fox was recently outed as a tool of the Trump administration and the Republican right, according to The New York Times. Now festival organisers hope to sprinkle some political stardust in the form of a glamorous 29-year-old congresswoman from NY.
Barr appeared on the Fox Business Network on April 4, telling the host he'd show Ocasio-Cortez "the real world implications" of the Green New Deal he called "the centerpiece of the Democratic Party's march towards socialism and their wholesale rejection of individual freedom and free enterprise in America".
But in a letter Friday to the New York Democrat, Barr said she must first offer a mea culpa to "our colleague and patriot to our country".
Lesley Clark works out of the McClatchy Washington bureau, covering all things Kentucky for McClatchy's Lexington Herald-Leader.
She has also been talked about as potential presidential material - but she will have to wait for any bid as you need to be aged at least 35 to run for the White House.