In response to the horrific attacks on two New Zealand mosques by a radical anti-immigrant, eco-fascist nut job, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has decided the best course of action is to somehow connect the terror attack to…the National Rifle Association on the other side of the globe.
The famously under-informed freshman Congressperson apparently thinks the term “thoughts and prayers” was coined by the NRA’s PR operation.
(“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.)
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 15, 2019
Dana Loesch struck back.
The NRA doesn’t appear to have issued a statement yet on the New Zealand shooting, but details like that aren’t really important when the goal is scoring political points.
In the manifesto he published justifying his mass murder, the New Zealand shooter stated that he specifically chose firearms to prompt a greater push for gun control in the US and a repeal of the Second Amendment. It appears that Rep. Ocasio-Cortez would like to oblige him and isn’t letting this crisis go to waste.