It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the poster child for the far-left, socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just repeated what many other Democrats, like Beto O’Rourke and Barack Obama, are saying about what (who) is to blame for the El Paso and Dayton shootings that rocked the nation this past weekend.
However, she wasn’t quite so subtle about it, like Obama, who didn’t mention names but passive-agressively implying that Trump was behind the shootings!
Instead, AOC outright brazenly claimed that President Trump was “directly responsible” for the mass murders.
“I’m tired of the questioning if the president is racist. He is,” Ocasio-Cortez spoke at a vigil for the shootings’ victims,
“There are so many different issues that are weaving themselves into a braid of violence into our country. One of them is white supremacist terrorism.”
Watch the video of AOC going fully unhinged here:
Unfortunately for Democrats, who seem unable or unwilling to face the facts that neither shooter was a Trump supporter, and in fact that the Ohio shooter was a self-proclaimed leftist, the American people aren't buying it.
Look at these comments on the video of AOC's rage against Trump:
And, these response tweets on Twitter:
This Twitter user made an excellent point:
The Hill has more to say about AOC's rhetoric regarding the shootings and its cause:
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) late Monday said that President Trump's divisive rhetoric on immigration was "directly responsible" for the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, that left at least 22 people dead.
The freshman New York congresswoman made the comments while speaking at a vigil in Brooklyn for the victims of the shooting in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio, according to the New York Daily News.
“I’m tired of the questioning if the president is racist. He is,” Ocasio-Cortez told a crowd of about 500 people, the newspaper noted.
Ocasio-Cortez also repeatedly decried white supremacy.
“There are so many different issues that are weaving themselves into a braid of violence into our country. One of them is white supremacist terrorism,” she said, adding later that “white supremacy is an international terrorist problem."
The statement appeared to be a reference to shootings at mosques in New Zealand earlier this year that killed more than 50 people.
The comments from Ocasio-Cortez came after a weekend where mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton left at least 32 people dead. The incidents have sparked discussions about the regularity of mass shootings in the country, as well as issues surrounding gun legislation and white supremacy.
Townhall also commented:
Let's begin with a reminder that my position on partisan blame after horrific acts of violence has been quite clear and consistent. I believe it's almost always grossly unfair, and a cheap political smear, to pin mass murder on mainstream ideological opponents, even by implication. Leave it to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to make the least fair point in the dumbest and ugliest way possible. Take it away, lady:August 6, 2019
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) late Monday said that President Trump's divisive rhetoric on immigration was "directly responsible" for the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas that left at least 22 people dead. The freshman New York congresswoman made the comments while speaking at a vigil in Brooklyn for the victims of the shooting in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio, according to the New York Daily News. “I’m tired of the questioning if the president is racist. He is,” Ocasio-Cortez told a crowd of about 500 people, the newspaper noted.
The only person "directly responsible" for the Texas massacre is the right-wing, immigrant-hating white supremacist terrorist and doomsday environmentalist who perpetrated it. Period. And while I've been a frequent critic of President Trump's language on any number of issues -- and while it's true that the killer's manifesto mirrored some of Trump's words and phrases ("invasion" and "fake news") -- it's a very dangerous and dishonest game indeed to claim that heated political rhetoric is even partially responsible for acts of extreme violence. On that score, let's apply AOC's 'direct responsibility' rubric to another recent event:
The 69-year-old armed man killed by Washington state police as he attacked a local Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center Saturday sent a manifesto to friends the day before the assault in which he wrote "I am Antifa," and was being lionized by members of the leftwing group as a "martyr."...[Name redacted] was armed with a rifle and incendiary devices when he launched his assault on the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma around 4 a.m. Saturday, according to the Tacoma Police Department. Employees reported he was throwing 'incendiary devices' and setting vehicles on fire and the first officers on the scene said he was wearing a sachet and carrying flares. [The assailant] was trying to ignite a propane tank when he was confronted by the officers, who opened fire. The Pierce County Medical Examiner’s office said he died of multiple gunshot wounds...Several friends of [his] said they received a manifesto from him Friday calling the facility "an abomination" and asking "those burdened with the wreckage from my actions" to "make the best use of that burden."
Who or what may have inspired this unhinged zealot?
KIRO-7's report included a link to the manifesto, where the attacker used the term "concentration camps" four times and referred to them as being "corporate for profit." Ocasio-Cortez injected the rhetoric into the national political discussion last month after she made the dubious claim during an Instagram live video.
The bomber repeatedly cited AOC's dreadful and widely-rebuked "concentration camps" formulation in his manifesto. Based on her own standard, which I reject, she is "directly responsible" for a violent armed attack. Will she accept blame? Will she turn herself in to authorities? Lock her up. Meanwhile, presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren effectively blamed Fox News for the horror in El Paso:
We need to call it out: Fox News is a hate-for-profit machine that gives a megaphone to racists and conspiracists. https://t.co/f1QkIE7sbB— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) August 4, 2019