(Tea Party PAC) – I’m sure you didn’t need a reminder that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is completely out of touch with reality, but for those that do, she’s always more than happy to oblige.
Over the weekend, the airheaded former bartender who was groomed by Soros money into becoming the new face of the far-left faction of the Democrat party decided to lecture Americans on why the crime rate in her hometown of New York City is really skyrocketing.
She blamed the 130% increase in deadly shootings to unemployment and most certainly not on the violent Black Lives Matter/Antifa crime sprees or Mayor Bill de Blasio’s bail reform which releases criminals back on the street within hours.
BizPac Review reports that, in a virtual town hall meeting on Zoom, AOC desperately tried to blame the police, that are being defunded on top of already having their hands tied as to how they can respond and sending criminals to jail who are just being released onto the street, for the rise in crime.
Again, this chick clearly has no idea what she’s talking about.
“Do we think this has to do with the fact that there’s record unemployment in the United States right now?” AOC asked. “The fact that people are at a level of economic desperation that we have not seen since the Great Recession?”
Reminder: In April, “environmentalist” AOC — who claims cow farts are destroying the planet — gleefully celebrated skyrocketing unemployment in the oil industry, which lost one million jobs due to panic-induced shutdowns.
The starry-eyed Marxist idealist then cited Victor Hugo’s novel, “Les Misérables,” suggesting that the massive spike in crime was due to starving New Yorkers stealing bread.
In “Les Misérables,” the impoverished protagonist is sentenced to jail for stealing bread to feed his starving family.
AOC said: “Maybe this has to do with the fact that people aren’t paying their rent and are scared to pay their rent. And so they go out, and they need to feed their child and they don’t have money, so they feel like they either need to shoplift some bread or go hungry.”
Yeah, there’s a big jump from stealing some bread and killing people.
Naturally, AOC was widely slammed on Twitter:
— Larry Elder (@larryelder) July 12, 2020
This idiot thinks the crime rate is up because of bread stealing.
— Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) July 12, 2020
If there were a nationwide contest to say the dumbest thing possible about crime in New York City, nobody would be able come up with something as aggressively stupid as what AOC says here⬇️ https://t.co/t0rvw3n6L0
— Buck Sexton (@BuckSexton) July 12, 2020
IN CASE ANYONE CARES: At least 96 people shot in NYC from July 5 to July 11. @AOC is blaming it on "shoplifters looking to feed their hungry families". These are nearly ALL gang and drug-related shootings. Not "hungry" people. "looking for food". #DefundThePolice @NYCMayor
— NYC Scanner (@NYScanner) July 13, 2020
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