She needs to watch what she says…
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has stated that the reason for an increase in crime in New York City was because residents were being forced to shoplift to “feed their child.” She also stated that Republicans have never “experienced or seen” any type of poverty.
She tweeted, “Republicans are all upset that I’m connecting the dots between poverty and crime. I know most of them haven’t experienced or seen these issues first hand, but I have. This may be hard for them to admit, but poverty and crime are highly linked, both violent & nonviolent alike.”
Recently, she decided to double down on her words in a town hall meeting. She was asked about the violence in the city and responded saying, “Do we think this has to do with the fact that there’s record unemployment in the United States right now? The fact that people are at a level of economic desperation that we have not seen since the Great Recession?”
“Maybe this has to do with the fact that people aren’t paying their rent and are scared to pay their rent and so they go out, and they need to feed their child and they don’t have money.”
So children are getting killed because people need to “feed their child?” A 1-year-old was shot and killed, and it seems like Ocasio-Cortez believes it’s fine.
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