Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) continues to receive immense amounts of backlash after her latest disrespectful stunt regarding the horrendous terrorist attack in New Zealand; leaving 49 people dead, and another 20 injured. Instead of offering thoughts and prayers to the victims and their families, Ocasio-Cortez thought it was better to immediately politicize the horror of the attacks. Strictly thinking about the attack as a way to push the lefts agenda.
Two different Muslim mosques were attacked by gunmen around midday prayer on Friday. According to reports, during the time of the attacks, specific incidents were recorded on video and partly live-streamed on social media platforms by the shooter.
New Zealand authorities arrested four different individuals thought to be connected to the violent attacks, three were men and one was a woman. Officials on scene believe these attacks were thoughtfully planned and coordinated.
One news outlet described the scene as "a coordinated and unprecedented attack that has shocked the usually peaceful nation."
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez immediately politicized the terrorist attack, using the events that transpired as nothing but a tool to help finely tune her far left, socialist agenda. It was obvious the 49 people who lost their life, and the other 20 injured were nothing but ammunition in AOC's thoughts.
She wrote on Twitter: "At 1st I thought of saying, 'Imagine being told your house of faith isn’t safe anymore.' But I couldn’t say 'imagine.' Because of Charleston. Pittsburgh. Sutherland Springs. What good are your thoughts & prayers when they don’t even keep the pews safe?
After receiving almost immediate criticism and backlash, Ocasio-Cortez attempted to walk back from her initial tweet. She then tried to ‘clarify’ her tweet, further writing: “‘Thoughts and prayers’ is reference to the NRA’s phrase used to deflect conversation away from policy change during tragedies.” Completely shifting blame, throwing jabs at the NRA.
People on both sides of the political spectrum took time to blast Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for her thoughtless and insensitive tweets. Many conservatives have pointed out the fact AOC was very quick to denigrate the power, and general good thought of prayer. Keep in mind, these specific attacks transpired in places based upon faith/prayer.
NRA spokeswoman, Dana Loesch, responded directly to AOC’s disrespectful tweet, saying: “Pretty sure thoughts and prayers isn’t anyone’s phrase, and prayer especially (which you mocked earlier after what happened in a house of prayer?) is a real action, a petition to, a conversation with, God -- in this case, to request protection, comfort for those suffering.”
White House officials have released an official statement condemning the attacks.
“The United States strongly condemns the attack in Christchurch. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. We stand in solidarity with the people of New Zealand and their government against this vicious act of hate.”
R.I.P to the victims of New Zealand.