Marco Rubio Blasts Ocasio-Cortez: “Work More, Tweet Less”
In a message on Twitter Thursday, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) celebrated the compromise legislation Republicans and Democrats arrived at to pass an extension of the Paycheck Protection Program aimed at helping American workers brave the coronavirus and its related layoffs and closings. Rubio wrote his message in response to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who couldn’t wait to blast the Republicans Party for favoring whites and white-owned businesses in their negotiations.
“Black-owned small businesses were widely shut out from accessing PPP loans,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote, “yet right-wing disinfo org Project Veritas took half a million in public money while decrying direct federal assistance as ‘radical socialism.’ Republicanism in a nutshell.”
AOC can, of course, not prove that there is some conspiracy to keep black business owners from receiving PPP loans, but when you’re the kind of liberal who thinks “disparate outcomes” are evidence of racism, this is the kind of nonsense you wind up tweeting. We notice that she decided to pick on Project Veritas instead of mentioning the Antifa-aligned organizations who got CARES money in Portland, but we’re sure it was an innocent oversight.
In any case, Rubio didn’t want to hear it.
“Working together R’s & D’s helped save the jobs of 55 million Americans through PPP,” he tweeted. “Work more, tweet less & one day you too can make a difference.”
According to Fox News, other Twitter users called AOC out for pulling facts out of her posterior.
“Can you please show the ‘denied’ applications of those small businesses that you identify as having been shut out from accessing PPP loans?” one user wrote. “And why did you not step in to help them get it done?”
“Black business owner here,” another wrote. “This is some bull ish.”
A third wrote: “@AOC can I ask how black owned small businesses were shut out from accessing these loans. I received one for business and they didn’t ask really anything and I did it all online which took 5 min. Thanks.”
One can only assume that this is one of those disparity things like “black people are less likely to have proper ID” that politicians then use as a platform upon which to call Voter ID laws racist and oppressive. AOC found some sort of statistic somewhere that had been massaged to make it look like a conspiracy against black business owners, and she didn’t hesitate to use that to attack Republicans. After all, anything that fits the narrative works, even if it isn’t close to reality.