Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., on Monday delivered a blistering denunciation of House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., after he finally condemned Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., for appearing at a white nationalist conference over the weekend.
Writing on Twitter, Ocasio-Cortez accused McCarthy of covering for the racist behavior of Greene and Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) for years.
"McCarthy has been protecting his little KKK Caucus for years with these toothless statements and meetings," she wrote. "It's how he covers for them. He's now helped them for so long they've escalated their open antisemitism and collaboration with white nationalist groups. He's just as culpable."
She then explained how McCarthy had the opportunity to condemn Gosar after the first time he attended a white nationalist conference, but declined to do so until the Arizona Republican defiantly did it a second time.
"McCarthy stood on the House floor and passionately defended Rep. Gosar, who also headlined fundraisers for white nationalist orgs and escalated into inciting violence in the House," she said, referring to a cartoon video Gosar posted that depicted him murdering her. "He made it fair game. It's not an exaggeration in the slightest to say he works to protect them."