AOC Challenges Counterpart in Unprecedented Attack

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) took to social media Sunday to politicize Saturday night’s shooting at a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs that left five people dead and dozens of others injured.

After Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) sent out a tweet condemning the violence and expressing that the victims and their families were in her prayers, Ocasio-Cortez levied an attack on her colleague, suggesting she deserved blame for the attack.

Lauren Boebert, “you have played a major role in elevating anti-LBGT+ hate rhetoric and anti-trans lies while spending your time in Congress blocking even the most common sense gun safety laws,” wrote the far-left New York congresswoman.

“You don’t get to ‘thoughts and prayers’ your way out of this. Look inward and change,” AOC added.

Ocasio-Cortez then posted a screenshot of the tweet to her Instagram and told followers to “[h]old people who promote bigotry and oppose common sense gun safety accountable.”

“Dehumanizing rhetoric leads to dehumanizing actions, which quickly translates to violence, shootings, assaults, and worse,” she added. “WE keep us safe and that means keeping others safe even if they aren’t in the room. ESPECIALLY when they aren’t in the room.”

The shootings at Club Q in Colorado Springs left five people dead and another 25 injured, Reuters’s Kevin Mohatt reports. Police have “identified the suspect as Anderson Lee Aldrich, 22, and said he used a ‘long rifle’ during the brief but deadly attack.”

Bar patrons reportedly “subdued and disarmed” the gunman, CNN reported Sunday.

Reuters notes that police are investigating if hatred was the motivation behind the attack. Police will hold a press conference at 12:00 p.m. MST Monday.

In another tweet she also posted to Instagram, Ocasio-Cortez highlighted a number of mass shootings in recent years and tagged the Republican Party in the post, implying it bore responsibility in every instance.

“Connect the dots. People who are invested in dehumanizing and disenfranchising others aren’t ‘just joking,’” she wrote in her Instagram post.

“Bigots are actually quite serious about getting people to see other communities as dangerous, less than human, inferior or fundamentally broken in one way or another,” she added.

Original Article: AOC Targets Boebert, GOP over Gay Nightclub Shooting Attack in Colorado (breitbart.com)

5 Comments
  1. 3Xe1ioaiNITxtqNW5CaZEzpxpY4ggtEQJVxO4x0v98I= says

    little girl aoc notice your pun (h)old
    you young people really have no clue you think everything you do is owed to you
    aoc you need to grow up look at the entire country
    you are a little spoiled girl playing in the adult world thinking if I boo who I will get my way
    the old have made it to what it is now SOOOO you can screw it up with you childish games that you play
    the veterans who are OLD fought for our freedom so you can run your mouth without engaging brain
    and that is the problem think outside the box
    and why don’t you work on both parties working together for the people which you are suppose to do and NOT against each other I’m a democrat and I’m better don’t work that you child

  2. Anonymous says

    You and your little clique there in Washington sure do do a lot of bitching and complaining and you are all just like kaepernick… You squawk a lot but have yet to offer any reasonable solution, except to attack every law abiding citizen that owns a gun by trying to take them away. I’m just curious as to who or what would be next on your agenda… Car manufacturers for making a deadly “tool” that kills people or the alcohol producers…I mean, they force people to drink,get drunk then drive that kills someone

  3. Nathan says

    AOC is a whiney little little bitch that thinks what she says and does matters. Well I’ve got news, it doesn’t and it never will. She is a total wast of skin.

  4. ada says

    Lauren, I wouldn’t worry about this attack. As you can tell being an honest capable HONEST politician, this loose cannon aoc has finalized the end of her career in any sort of office by attacking you. The house of reps will see their way, I’m sure , to send her packing to the far ends of the building so as to not disturb the HONEST work of the Republican majority. She is insane and how she won the election again just tells everyone how corrupt and dishonest our election process has become especially here in NY. To the peole who voted for her -YOU WILL REAP WHAT YOU SOW ! Good luck with this lunatic !

  5. Frances says

    Look at the POT calling the kettle black. Before you speak of bigotry you need to lookl at your own hate for the Jews of the world. You are set on defunding the police and paying bail money to criminals! Where do you get off running your mouth. Surprised you haven’t gotten rabbies yet because you go on and on making statements about things you now nothing about! Yoiu must have flunked all your state, US and world history. You sure didn’t retain much of what you were taught. You don’t deserve to represent a horse and pony show, let alone a segment of NYC. You love to lie about abortion, faith, Socialism, the economy, wages, and the list goes on and on!!! Every time you open your mouth people hear just how dumb you are. Egotistical and arogent are all you are and it shows!

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