Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY-14). Screen grab via ABC’s “This Week.”

You knew Democrats were going to come to the defense of Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) as he is getting blasted by Republicans and those who care about truth for his fabrications in regard to the Ukraine whistleblower story.

But it looks like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) wins the prize for the most ridiculous defense.

Are you ready? Here it is:

“Understand that Trump is engaged in deliberate, atrocious, targeted antisemitism towards Chairman Schiff,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “Then ask yourself why no one cares to denounce it – esp when his accusation of it towards others drove full news cycles earlier this year.”

Wait, what? Criticism of Schiff is anti-Semitism? Is she kidding? The article she cites basically says Trump calling Democrats “savages” and Schiff “shifty” is anti-Semitic.

Um, perhaps the criticism has to do with the fact that Schiff has a small problem with the truth that everyone has seen, from fabricating quotes and not telling the truth about the whistleblower matter to telling Americans he has “evidence” that will prove collusion between the Trump team and Russia, but never producing it.

How about calling out your colleague for not telling the truth?

Maybe this says more about what’s going in AOC’s head then anything else, that she equates perfectly reasonable criticism of lying to anti-Semitism.

But this isn’t even so much a defense of Adam Schiff as an attempt to excuse her sisters in The Squad, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) who have gotten in trouble for their anti-Semitic comments in the past, hence the reason for the second sentence in her tweet.

Needless to say, she got justifiably schooled for this hot take, as Twitchy notes.

Perhaps the best response came from former White House Press Secretary for George W. Bush, Ari Fleischer: