After being confronted with criticism on Wednesday, socialist Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez sought refuge in the only “safe space” known to her — namely, that “safe space” afforded to her courtesy the infamous, undying race card.
The drama began to unfold that afternoon when Ocasio-Cortez and her peers in the Democrat “squad” held a press conference during which they excoriated President Donald Trump for his highly successful, recent operations against Iran.
Washington Rep. Pramila Jayapal, an unhinged, far-left radical who once claimed the president seeks to “purify” America of all non-white people, used the occasion to specifically target the president’s elimination last week of top Iranian general and terrorist mastermind Qasem Soleimani.
“President Trump recklessly assassinated Qasem Soleimani,” she said, recklessly adopting the language of Iranian propagandists.
“He had no evidence of an imminent threat or attack. And we say that coming from a classified bearing where again, there was no raw evidence presented that there was an imminent threat.”
Watch, and take note of AOC, who stood immediately behind her:
Responding to the congresswoman’s propagandist words, Florida Rep. John Rutherford posted an unratioed tweet Wednesday afternoon accusing Jayapal and her peers, including AOC, of being “Ayatollah sympathizers.”
As of Friday morning, the tweet boasted 44,000 likes, 21,000 shares and only 15,000 comments, many of them supportive of him.
I was in the same briefing as you, @RepJayapal, and this is absolutely false. You and your squad of Ayatollah sympathizers are spreading propaganda that divides our nation and strengthens our enemies. #Iran https://t.co/iJJfZAtOTp
— Rep. John Rutherford (@RepRutherfordFL) January 8, 2020
They all need to be removed for being domestic terrorists. They can not be trusted, we know where their loyalties lie and it’s not with our country!
— Karen (@JustZandMe) January 9, 2020
Sir, this is because our Congress has been infiltrated by these terrorists. These people need to be removed from the positions they hold. Our national security depends on it
— Veteran For Trump (@Veteran4Trump) January 9, 2020
Can we get these jihadists out of Congress? This is America. Middle Eastern “ideals” did not build this country. Yeah, sounds callous doesn’t it—don’t care. I don’t go to their country and tell them what to do.
— Scott C Smith (@ScottCSmith13) January 9, 2020
Now fast-forward to early Thursday afternoon, when Ocasio-Cortez chose to involve herself in the feud by trotting out the overplayed race card.
“I find it highly amusing that my coworkers angrily yell stuff like this and then clutch their pearls and cry when they are called out for their racism,” she tweeted to Rutherford.
As of Friday morning, her tweet boasted 91,000 likes, 13,000 shares, and around 6,700 comments.
I find it highly amusing that my coworkers angrily yell stuff like this and then clutch their pearls and cry when they are called out for their racism https://t.co/GrErEZOsqa
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 9, 2020
Her tweet follows a pattern of her responding to any sort of criticism or challenge by either running away or citing racism, sexism or any other “ism.”
After a prominent conservative commentator challenged her to a debate two years ago, she cried sexism. And after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi began criticizing her and her peers’ questionable antics last year, she cried racism.
Instead of exuding power, respect, and self-confidence, she invariably winds up sounding like a child, and not just any child but the type who’d accuse cauliflower of being racist, as noted by the preteen actress known as “Mini AOC.”
— Mini AOC (@RealMiniAOC) January 9, 2020
I find it interesting that you so willingly toss around terms like racism, sexism, ism ism. But, are unwilling to ask questions, debate, etc. Racism comes from intent. You cannot read minds and hearts. Arbitrarily labeling people doesn’t make you a crusader is makes you juvenile.
— James Taulbee (@JamesTaulbee) January 9, 2020
— Roxie Joyce (@RoxieCorleone) January 9, 2020
Everything is racism to you. The the vast majority of Americans don’t even think about race whereas you think about it all the time. You have cheapened it so much.
— Rich Kroeter (@rkroeter) January 9, 2020
I find it highly amusing that there is NEVER a point in time where you take any feedback to heart where you or your squad can be considered out of line. Never once have you called out your squad on racism, yet you through that charge out against the R’s all / every day.
— Let’s Go Giants (@sfgiantsfan55) January 9, 2020
— Bret Jensen (@bret_jensen) January 9, 2020
While the congresswoman’s rhetoric may sound good to her base and even rile them up, it’s irresponsible. People have a right to posit criticisms, be they valid or invalid, without being accused of harboring one of the most disgusting belief systems in human history, i.e., the innate hatred of certain people because of their skin color.
Plus, there were other arguments, however dubious, she could have made in defense of Jayapal’s assertion. She could have even tried citing the dictionary definition of the term “assassination.” But she didn’t. Instead, she resorted to the same bad faith shtick and gimmick that’s defined her brief but tumultuous career in Congress.