Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) accused Republican lawmakers of being racists again. In fact, she claimed that there are “legitimate white supremacist sympathizers” among GOP House members. In other news, dogs bark, pigs stink, and CNN’s Don Lemon isn’t really a journalist.
The socialist lawmaker made the comments during an appearance on MSNBC on Wednesday evening during a conversation about her experience with the U.S. Capitol riots. She previously stated that she chose to hunker down in a less safe area because the more secure area was occupied by Republican lawmakers. AOC intimated that she was too afraid to hide alongside GOP representatives because she supposedly believed they would harm her since they are white supremacists who hate brown people.
In the MSNBC interview, Ocasio-Cortez was asked about the “work environment” she is in as a U.S. representative and brought up the story of a person who called for her assassination. Her response was pure AOC-style race-baiting magnificence.
Of this term that we are now, what, a few weeks into at this point, and that difference was that it really felt that last term, the Republican caucus was one of extreme fealty to Donald Trump. There were some that were true believers, others that simply remained quiet, out of cowardice and out of fear of the president’s retribution. But this term, there are legitimate white supremacist sympathizers that sit at the heart and at the core of the Republican caucus in the House of Representatives.
Ocasio-Cortez then went after House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) for not doing enough to curb all the white supremacy leaking out of the House Republican caucus. She said:
And when you see someone like the House Minority Leader, Kevin McCarthy of the Republican Party, respond to white supremacist vitriol coming from his own members, not with censure like they did with Representative Steve King of Iowa, not with being stripped of committees, not with any consequence, you have to wonder who actually has that power. And it increasingly seems, unfortunately, that. In the House Republican caucus, Kevin McCarthy answers to these QAnon members of Congress, not the other way around, and that is something that frankly needs to be said.
That’s right, she pulled out that “QAnon rules the right” card. The QAnon alarmism has become one of the left’s favorite tactics because they actually believe they can con the country into believing that this group of people who believe in ridiculous conspiracy theories are somehow dominant in the conservative movement.
To prove that her QAnon theory is true, AOC brought up Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, who previously filmed herself harassing Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg, intimating that the incident was a false flag. Greene also shot a video in which she claimed Muslim Americans shouldn’t be allowed to serve in Congress. Both statements were made before she took office. Ocasio-Cortez seemed to believe that McCarthy should have given her a stern talking-to.
“But I’ve seen Kevin McCarthy pull someone aside before for a talking to and that representative that I last saw him do that to his representative, Ted Yoho of Florida,” the lawmaker claimed. “And what Kevin McCarthy did was that he pulled him aside to essentially excuse his behavior, to allow it to abet it. And actually, Kevin McCarthy’s lack of holding his own caucus accountable is one major reason why I went to the floor last year to hold Yoho accountable myself.”
She continued, speculating that McCarthy would tell Greene to “keep it up because there are not consequences in the Republican caucus for violence. There’s no consequences for racism. No consequences for misogyny,” blah blah blah.
Ocasio-Cortez ended her tirade by claiming that Republicans are using “fealty to white supremacist organizations as a political tool,” and that the GOP is “no longer about a party of limited government. This is about something much more nefarious.”
Of course, we would never expect anything different from AOC’s ilk. The bottom line is that radical leftists LOVE racism. They adore misogyny. These people can’t live without Islamophobia. Indeed, bigotry is their bread and butter and the only way they can remain relevant.
If these societal ills did not exist, they might have to actually argue intelligent points. They would have to compete on the battlefield of ideas.
Yes, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has shown that she does more harm to the conservative movement than good, and there is no reason to defend her. But do you notice how AOC couldn’t name a single other person? You might have also seen that while she claims that the GOP has “fealty to white supremacist organizations,” she never names a single one?
This is because AOC knows that she is lying – but she has to throw some red meat to MSNBC’s audience. It’s the type of drivel these people wish to hear. Still, it is this type of rhetoric that helped Trump win in 2016, and if the Democrats don’t rein it in, it will cost them power in only two short years.