Alexandria Ocasio Cortez joined liberals and the MSM in blaming Trump for the New Zealand Massacre. Instead of wishing the families well or condolences for the incident she had the following to say 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.
What good are your thoughts & prayers when they don’t even keep the pews safe?”
“(“Thoughts and prayers” is reference to the NRA’s phrase used to deflect conversation away from policy change during tragedies. Not directed to PM Ardern, who I greatly admire.)
“This is a time of great vulnerability for our communities. We must come together, fight for each other, & stand up for neighbors. Isolation, dehumanizing stereotypes, hysterical conspiracy theories, & hatred ultimately lead to the anarchy of violence. We cannot stand for it.”
Is this the new way to wish condolences to grieving families? I get that she is trying to make a point but she could have at least wished the families well first. And Since when is wrong to say you will pray for someone? Her whole response to the NZ tragedy sounds like it is political banter. There is no feeling there for those who lost family. She could at least have the class to fake a condolence as she represents Americans.
She continues with her lack of empathy by attacking Trump.
“All of these are terrorist incidents. We have a responsibility to understand how white supremacy + online radicalization works, because it is impacting our entire society. President Trump defunded Federal programs designed to fight the spread of white supremacist hate groups.”
“Ocasio-Cortez’s tweet seemed to reference the Trump administration canceling Obama-era grants to two groups: “Life After Hate,” a program that helped people leave white supremacy groups, and University of North Carolina researchers looking to use the media to prevent young people from taking up such ideologies.”
“Funding for the grants was frozen by the Trump administration so applications could be reconsidered. Reports at the time claimed the White House was looking to focus the program more on fighting Islamic extremism instead of white supremacist groups.