Freshman NY Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is now claiming that President Trump is Directly Responsible for the El Paso Shooting.
According to Breitbart, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Monday joined the chorus of Democrat lawmakers blaming President Donald Trump for the deadly shooting in El Paso, Texas, over the weekend, saying his discourse on immigration is “directly responsible” for the tragedy.
The freshman congresswoman did not address how the Dayton, Ohio, shooter echoed her own controversial rhetoric on social media.
“I’m tired of the questioning if the president is racist. He is,” Ocasio-Cortez told nearly 500 attendees, reported the New York Daily News.
Ocasio-Cortez then proclaimed white supremacy is a global “international terrorist problem” that must be stopped.
“There are so many different issues that are weaving themselves into a braid of violence into our country. One of them is white supremacist terrorism,” she stated, seemingly referring to the Churchchrist, New Zealand gunman, who killed 51 people in two consecutive shooting attacks at mosques. 2020 White House hopefuls Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and former Rep. Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke (D-TX) have also attempted to tie the president to the shooting.
A gunman killed 20 people at an El Paso Walmart, with the death toll eventually climbing to 22. The suspect, 21-year-old Patrick Crusius has been charged with capital murder which makes him eligible for the death penalty.
The Justice Department is weighing bringing hate crime charges against Crusius, which also carry the death penalty.
AOC’s comments come just 3 days after the horrible massacre.
Just a few hours later another gunman opened fire in a busy bar district in Dayton, Ohio killing 9 people.
As Breitbart News reported, Betts’ Twitter footprint shows he held far-left politics, and was a supporter of 2020 White House hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and re-tweeted a list purporting to contained names of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) staff:
Twitter suspended the alleged account, @iamthespookster, on Sunday evening after several outlets had reported it belonged to the Ohio shooter, who murdered nine people and wounded dozens more before being fatally shot by police.
The @iamthespookster account also re-tweeted a post by a Twitter user going by the name “@poohcowboy_drew,” who produced “a list of people who work for ICE” and encouraged readers to harass them into quitting their jobs.
The @iamthespookster account also re-tweeted a similar post by another user, a tongue-in-cheek tweet urging followers to disable ICE vehicles.
The account also retweeted at least one account referring to immigrant detention centers as “concentration camps,” echoing the language of Ocasio-Cortez. [Read More]