Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez might wish there was an edit button on Twitter, as she was mocked hilariously after she posted a single message on the Rolling Stone hit piece about January 6.
In case you missed it, Rolling Stone published an article claiming that White House staffers and GOP members of Congress promised pardons to Jan. 6 organizers. AOC couldn’t wait to get her hands on Twitter to chirp about it, but it didn’t go all that well once people saw her message and noted one key detail.
The Democrat lawmaker quote-tweeted someone and added the following statement: “Any member of Congress who helped plot a terrorist attack on our nation’s capitol must be expelled. This was a terror attack. 138 injured, almost 10 dead. Those responsible remain a danger to our democracy, our country, and human life in the vicinity of our Capitol and beyond.”
For example, some Twitter users wanted to know how, statistically, there could be “almost 10 dead.” The internet didn’t hold back on AOC and quickly let her have it.
Any member of Congress who helped plot a terrorist attack on our nation’s capitol must be expelled.
This was a terror attack. 138 injured, almost 10 dead. Those responsible remain a danger to our democracy, our country, and human life in the vicinity of our Capitol and beyond. https://t.co/D0qLlaFjTh
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) October 25, 2021
“almost 10 dead?”
— Siraj Hashmi (@SirajAHashmi) October 25, 2021
“Almost 10 dead” is a really weird statement
— SmallTownUSA (@JakeRomus) October 25, 2021
10 “almost” dead – eBay about the 2 who is dead? If there any sincerity in your “outrage”, you’d tell us who killed Ashli Babbitt – and why. She’s dead, for no reason. And yet we don’t know who her killer was, why she was murdered. Why is that, and why aren’t u outraged?
— longbordr (@longbordr) October 25, 2021
Lol, Rolling Stone? One of the great bastions of journalistic integrity.
— Steven Muckerheide (@ucfsteve1050) October 25, 2021
You are still trying to push this? Yikes
— Jason Roberge (@JasonRobergeVA) October 25, 2021
yeah, real monsters. pic.twitter.com/9coLkQ36NT
— jeremy lafreniere (@madatgod) October 25, 2021
130 cops injured at the riot. umm. this riot 🤷♂️https://t.co/9eseDNlIzj
— Tipping Odds Podcast. Mitch (@TippingOddsLV) October 25, 2021
Yea, ‘almost 10 dead’ is problematic. How about running your tweets by a trusted staffer? It would provide another perspective capable of catching awkward phrasing before it became public record.
— Real Patriots Wear Face-Masks (@AppleCiderRadio) October 25, 2021
Well let’s just take a look back and see where YOU stood on the Kavanaugh protests in 2018. Many people were injured and many were jailed. They too were in the capitol building, it was just convenient that it wasn’t closed due to a pandemic
— James Trachier (@jt007superman) October 25, 2021
I don’t get “almost 10 dead.” Death is like pregnancy; you either are or you aren’t. What am I missing here?
— JVG Independent Voter (@JVGIndyVoter) October 25, 2021
Almost ten dead is a verifiable falsehood. Four deaths and one Trump supporter was shot and killed. The other four deaths were ruled to be natural causes by the autopsy reports, reported by mainstream sources like WashPo. Don’t distort what happened on Jan. 6
— Eli Schecter (@EliSchecter) October 25, 2021
I’m confused, people burned down buildings and neighborhoods, destroying property, police cars and caused rioting and stealing from stores all over our country cities and town’s you never mentioned that,who protected you that day! the ones you want defunding
— Alurg (@TL21359) October 25, 2021
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