Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) castigated far right Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert (Colorado) on Wednesday after Boebert took to Twitter to preemptively reject any legislative attempts at reducing gun violence that will emerge from Congress after Tuesday’s horrific shooting in Uvalde, Texas.
As Democrats in Congress began discussingBoebert dismissed the idea of legislation to address mass shootings in America, and begged their colleagues to ignore partisan politics. “You cannot legislate away evil,” she wroteThis implies that gun violence cannot be addressed at its root. the fact that manyOther countries have been able to reduce or eliminate gun violence through legislation.
Ocasio-Cortez retorted by saying that Boebert should quit Congress. “Why even be in Congress if you don’t believe in doing your job?” Ocasio-Cortez wrote. “Just quit and let someone who actually gives a damn do it instead of acting like a useless piece of furniture when babies are shot with AR15s that we let teen boys impulse buy before they can legally have a beer.”
Boebert staked her entire political careerHer militant support of guns, the far right and her activism In her home state of Colorado she owns Shooters Grill, a restaurant called Shooters Grill. employeesServing customers while carrying guns, among walls with mounted guns as decoration. She has rallied. against gun legislation in the past — and, in March of 2021, her campaign sent out a pro-gun fundraising email just two hours after a gunman killed 10 people at a grocery storeBoulder
Your six, Boeberts @RepThomasMassie!
(There is no spare ammo for anyone, though). pic.twitter.com/EnDYuXaHDF
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) December 8, 2021
The Colorado lawmaker also has deep tiesto right-wing, Neo Nazi-affiliated militias that are often show up armedLeft-wing protests and extremist hate demonstrations of their own. Many of these groups are available for purchase. are unitedIn their extremist views regarding gun ownership and they, and their ideologies are responsible forOver the past decade, there have been hundreds of murders.
Ocasio-Cortez has called for an end to the “idolatry of violence” perpetuated by supposedly “pro-life” conservatives, who parrot racist slogans like “all lives matter” while dismissing repeated politically-motivated gun violenceWhich? overwhelminglyExtremist right-wingers.
Meanwhile, Republican members in Congress posted exceedingly cynicalfalse statements about the shooting that were made less than 24 hours after it occurred, in an attempt to fuel their culture war. further anti-transAnd anti-immigrant legislationThat is what leads to people being killed.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) tweeted that he and his wife are “fervently lifting up in prayer” his constituents and the families of those who were killed in the shooting, thanking “heroic law enforcement” officers — despite early evidence showing that policeHe was unable to stop him and they exchanged gunfire before he entered the school, where he shot and killed 21 persons, including 19 children.
On Tuesday, Cruz was also mentioned by the progressive New Yorker. “Aren’t you slated to headline a speaking gig for the NRA in three days — in Houston, no less?” she said. “You can do more than pray. Faith without works is dead.”