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AOC says a lot of dumb things. When I say a lot, I mean, A LOT. But, the latest from AOC really takes the cake.
Breitbart is reporting Sandy Cortez claimed on the “The Rachel Maddow Show” she was not safe with her Republican colleagues during the Capitol riot. Why would that be? Well, according to AOC, they sympathize with white supremacists.
Maddow said, “Let’s talk about that in terms of members of Congress and congressional staff as well. You are saying that you didn’t feel safe going to that extraction point because you believe, knowing them, that there were members of Congress you didn’t trust not to betray your location and put you in danger in that way. Can you talk a bit more about that, why you believed that, if what you believed about that, what you know about that is something that should be part of the investigation? Or is it part of the investigation that’s been announced into whether members of Congress are complicit here?”
Ocasio-Cortez said, “I can’t speak as to what is currently under investigation specifically or not, but there are members of Congress that have made public comments. Comments like that Muslim Americans should not hold public office. They’ve made public comments that are quite closely aligned with the beliefs of white supremacists and white supremacist sympathizer organizations. These are all public record. And, you know, people of color are not safe around any individual who, frankly, sympathizes with a white supremacist cause. And it doesn’t matter if you’ve been elected to Congress or not. It is a complete abdication of any responsibility that we all have to protect and defend and be there for each other as human beings and certainly as Americans. So it wasn’t safe. And the implications of that are quite dire. To not be in a secure location because being in the insecure location seems like a safer bet than being in a secure location. I mean, it’s pretty scary. I can also say I was not the only member of Congress that felt that way. You know, not every member was in that secure room.”
How can we unite with people who think the other side is evil? How can we unite with people who make such baseless accusations of evil? There is no uniting with such batcrappery.
AOC has truly been on a roll since the riot.
I don’t want to hear these coup-supporting GOP talk about “blue lives” ever again.
They never cared about safety.
Never cared about “law & order.”
And certainly do not care for democracy.
They only care for power, & invited chaos in an effort seize it. They are unfit to serve. pic.twitter.com/3XOVOZEolY
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 13, 2021
She genuinely believes members of Congress were attempting a coup. Based on this logic, going forward, we are never allowed to question or address issues of election fraud and election integrity because, as we see now, that is the equivalent of attempting a coup.
President-elect Biden’s inauguration theme is America United. That’s a pipe dream and it’s just silly to act like we are united at this point in time in America.