Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is very much like President Trump in that she uses Twitter as her primary platform for speaking to the masses. This has its positives and negatives, but one distinct positive is the public gets a window into what our elected officials are thinking at any given moment.
Following the synagogue shooting on the last day of Passover, Ocasio-Cortez chose to use her platform to push gun control.
Heartbroken to hear of the San Diego synagogue shooting, particularly so on this final day of Passover.
We have a responsibility to love + protect our neighbors.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 27, 2019
Even if we discount the fact that California already has some of the most obtuse gun laws in the country, we cannot ignore the predictable narrative being formed following all three deadly attacks on places of worship over the last month.
- Mosque attacks in Christchurch: Ocasio-Cortez shredded Twitter with 14 Tweets highlighting violence against Muslims and denouncing right-wing ideologies despite the terrorist’s stated goal of destroying America’s 2nd Amendment.
- Church attacks in Sri Lanka: Silence from Ocasio-Cortez. In that silence, the narrative is clear. With Christians as the target, her unwillingness to even acknowledge the attacks happened speaks volumes about her sentiment towards the Islamic attackers.
- Synagogue attack in Poway: Within hours of the news, Ocasio-Cortez chose to use it as an opportunity to promote draconian gun control measures in HR8, a bill disguised as “common sense background checks” but that has provisions which would shroud the 2nd Amendment in loopholes the government can use to oppress gun owners across the board.
It should be noted her two fellow Justice Democrats pawns, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, were slightly less political in their responses. Considering the targets were Jews, it behooves the trio to lean on their non-Muslim member to do the politicizing for them.
Her modus operandi is becoming evident. If there’s a narrative to exploit for the sake of her politics, she’ll use it. If an attack favors the counter-narrative, she goes silent. She’s a full-blown politician through-and-through.
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