As Joe Cunningham highlighted earlier, before the Christchurch shooting dust had even cleared, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) had taken to Twitter and was already politicizing the atrocity by attacking the reliance on prayer by people of faith.
“At 1st I thought of saying, ‘Imagine being told your house of faith isn’t safe anymore,'” tweeted AOC.
“But I couldn’t say ‘imagine.’ Because of Charleston. Pittsburgh. Sutherland Springs,” she added. “What good are your thoughts & prayers when they don’t even keep the pews safe?”
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.
What good are your thoughts & prayers when they don’t even keep the pews safe?pic.twitter.com/2mSw0azDN8
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 15, 2019
It’s not uncommon for people of faith to be attacked for having said faith after things happen that claim the lives of many, whether it be intentional or no. It’s the cliche question of “where is your God now?”
What’s more, that it came from Ocasio-Cortez is precisely something you’d expect. The democratic socialist takes every hard left position you’d expect her too, and the position that thoughts and prayers are useless every time a shooting happens — the left’s way of attacking two issues important to the right at once — is par for the course.
But like every good socialist leader, Ocasio-Cortez is an expert panderer. She has no problem wearing different masks depending on who she’s trying to convince or impress at that moment.
Apparently, just last week, AOC was trying to convince everyone that she was a good Catholic by having ashes on her forehead in the shape of a cross for Ash Wednesday as photographs posted by Caleb Hull shows.
Just last week, @AOC had ashes on her forehead for Ash Wednesday
Tonight she attacked those who pray pic.twitter.com/wzOnRn7R22
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) March 15, 2019
— Brandon Morse (@TheBrandonMorse) March 15, 2019
For a person who doesn’t believe in the power of prayer, she sure seems to keep faith in a God that encourages us to do it in good times and in bad. AOC’s dump on faith here in a time when faith is comfort and point of strength for many looks strikingly ridiculous in the face of her expressing her own faith with a very noticeable, bold dark cross on her head just last week.
It would seem that AOC is only concerned about displaying that she’s a member of said faith when it would benefit her to pretend so. Lest we forget, it wasn’t that long ago that she was also claiming that she comes from Jewish heritage, a claim that Ben Shapiro proceeded to destroy.
“I’m very sick of politicians just generally claiming that some sort of heritage allows them to get off the hook for their current political positions,” Shapiro told Fox News. “I’ve never heard anything about Ocasio-Cortez’s Jewish heritage before this. We’ve seen politicians like Hilary Clinton and John Kerry do the same thing talking about their Jewish heritage so they don’t actually have to talk about their policies with regard to Jews.”