Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blamed the GOP and “white supremacist base” for the mass shootings while accusing President Trump of racism for attacking the squad.
She tweeted: “Video games aren’t causing mass shootings, white supremacy is. Sadly the GOP refuse to acknowledge that, bc their strategy relies on rallying a white supremacist base. That‘s why the President hosts stadiums of people chanting “send her back”& targets Congress-members of color.”
Video games aren’t causing mass shootings, white supremacy is.
Sadly the GOP refuse to acknowledge that, bc their strategy relies on rallying a white supremacist base.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) August 4, 2019
Twitter weighs in:
The Dayton Mass Shooter was a registered Democrat who voted in the 2016 primary between Hillary and Bernie.https://t.co/fKv83KbB6S
— Big League Politics (@bigleaguepol) August 4, 2019
Two of the deadliest shootings were a Muslim targeting a gay nightclub and an Asian targeting VT students. What about them?
— commonsense (@commonsense258) August 4, 2019
The only person to blame is the person who committed the act. That’s it
— William J. Hueber (@bhueber2005) August 5, 2019
If occasional mass shootings are because of white supremacy, then what do you call the cause of the 293 innocent victims who have been murdered in Chicago this year? Are they victims of “black supremacy?”
— Conservatism Is Not Dead (@DemucciJoey) August 4, 2019
So AOC is labeling every single person at a Trump rally as a white supremacist, terrorist.
SHE NEEDS TO BE CENSURED and EXPELLED.
— John Smith ???????????????? (@JSmithpolitics1) August 4, 2019
You were saying only the other day that anyone who imagined themselves marginalized had no choice but to be violent. You might really want to sit this one out and go back to figuring out how to make rice.
— Rachel ???????????????? (@RaychelTania) August 4, 2019
That’s quite enough bigotry from you, Congresswoman.
Describing Trump’s support as a “white supremacists” is a horrible slur, and by your standards, constitutes incitement to violence against Trump supporters.
— Will Chamberlain (@willchamberlain) August 4, 2019
How many of the 6 mass shootings in Chicago this weekend are the result of white supremacy?
— Blake (@JimmysSidecar) August 4, 2019
Dayton shooter reportedly supported gun control, Elizabeth Warren, and socialism https://t.co/INkWlnaYDI
— Jewhadi™ (@JewhadiTM) August 5, 2019
Speaking of rallying & targeting congress members:”If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.”(MaxineW)
— Wanda (@wandaoaj) August 5, 2019
Unstable people with hate in their heart and serious mental issues that choose to squeeze the trigger are the ones to blame. Lumping these sad people under your cry of White Supremacy isn’t going to do anything to help change the situation and it sure isn’t the cause.
— Janna Hall (@ooJANNAoo) August 5, 2019
The Washington ICE attacker cited your language as an inspiration. https://t.co/ce3jUC1OLh
— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) August 4, 2019
— Blue Collar (@WorkingJoeUsa) August 5, 2019
The Dayton shooter supported Elizabeth Warren. Are you blaming her for the shooting? Are you blaming Bernie for the guy who shot up the Congressional baseball game? El Paso was a registered Democrat. Portland was an Antifa member. I guess it’s leftists that are the problem.
— Rich Baker (@rbakerbooks) August 5, 2019
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Ohio mass shooter Connor Betts is a self-described “leftist” and “atheist” who praised Antifa, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren and wrote “Kill every fascist” on his Twitter media page. https://t.co/rjlYkDJdk4
— Chris Menahan ???????? (@infolibnews) August 4, 2019