WOKE SQUAD member, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently implied that the uptik in criminality in New York City is due to poor people stealing for "bread"
Unless children under 16 have been getting killed left and right working in bakeries, it's hard to draw a line between the shootings going on there to hunger.
Former SC Congressman, Trey Gowdy, took her to task in a recent interview, from our friends at Fox News:
New York City's recent crime spike has nothing to do with impoverished residents being hungry, former House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy said Wednesday.
In an interview on "America's Newsroom" with host Sandra Smith, Gowdy blasted New York Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's claims that the surge was due to struggling residents being forced to shoplift in order to "feed their child."
“Republicans are all upset that I’m connecting the dots between poverty and crime,” the progressive tweeted Tuesday. “I know most of them haven’t experienced or seen these issues first hand, but I have. This may be hard for them to admit, but poverty and crime are highly linked, both violent & nonviolent alike.”
"God forbid my two decades in a courtroom compare with her experience as a bartender," Gowdy remarked.
"Was the 1-year-old killed in New York because that child was holding a loaf of bread?" he asked. " I mean, poor people are no more likely to cause you harm than rich people are. That is not the line of demarcation. It is not whether or not you are rich or poor; it is whether you are law-abiding or not law-abiding."
"So, the spike in murder cases, the spike in auto theft, the spike in burglaries: what in the hell does that have to do with being hungry?" he exclaimed.
The New York Police Department (NYPD) has reported a staggering increase in shootings and violent crimes in recent weeks, as officials warn there’s “a storm on the horizon” amid calls for changes. Shootings were up 130 percent for the month of June.
On Saturday, the New York Post reported 15 shootings in 15 hours, just one week after the city saw a bloody July Fourth weekend with 44 shootings and at least eight killed.
Ocasio-Cortez also suggested in her town hall Sunday that sky-high rents in the Big Apple could be a contributing factor."
AOC won't take responsibility for her insane ideas.
She gives broad support to BLM and Defund The Police, but more people are getting hurt now than when more of those evil cops were on the streets.
Democracy give and Democracy taketh away.
And I can't wait to see her go.