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AOC deflects tragedy of New Zealand shooting, points finger at NRA

March 15, 2019 - 1:06 pm

WASHINGTON (KFTK) — In the aftermath of terrorist attacks that occurred at two mosques in New Zealand, U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made comments on Twitter politicizing the event by calling out the National Rifle Association.

At 11:13 p.m. Thursday night AOC wrote, "At 1st I thought of saying, 'Imagine being told your house of faith isn’t safe anymore.' But I couldn’t say 'imagine.' Because of Charleston. Pittsburgh. Sutherland Springs. What good are your thoughts & prayers when they don’t even keep the pews safe?"

She then followed up saying “(‘Thoughts and prayers’ is a 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.)”

A slew of Twitter users slammed AOC following her comments. A few of them from verified Twitter users are listed below.

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