On Tuesday night, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rep. Ilhan Omar – who previously downplayed the 9/11 terrorist attack as an event when “some people did something” – teamed up with former Young Turks contributor Hasan Piker to play “Among Us” on Twitch. Piker has garnered attention in the past for saying in a previous Twitch stream, “America deserved 9/11, dude. F— it, I’m saying it,” and also calling into question the bravery and patriotism of Rep. Dan Crenshaw’s service to our nation in uniform:
- Fox News: “Ocasio-Cortez teams up on Twitch with controversial left-wing commentator”
- The Washington Free Beacon: “Ocasio-Cortez Teams Up With Activist Who Said ‘America Deserved 9/11’”
- National Review: “Ocasio-Cortez, Omar Join Event With Activist Who Said ‘America Deserved 9/11’”
Piker was suspended from Twitch after he made these comments in August 2019, and Reps. Ocasio-Cortez and Omar still opted to join him on a stream this week.