Of all the people who haven’t taken back or revised their initial statements on the Jussie Smollett case – including Sens. Cory Booker (NJ) and Kamala Harris (CA) – Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY) is the one who I have most wanted to see provide an updated response.

As a refresher, here’s what she tweeted on Jan. 30, the day after the allegations were first reported:

In spite of all the new information that has come out about this case, namely that it was all an elaborate hoax, the typically boisterous Congresswoman has gone curiously silent on the issue.

Here are five possible reasons why:

1. She’s busy figuring out new ways to torch our Constitution.

Oh, it’s true. It’s d*mn true.

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2. She and her squad may be tracking down the 23 co-workers who won the New York state lottery to make sure they, you know, pay their “fair share.”

CBS News reports:

The eighth-largest Mega Millions jackpot in history now belongs to a group of 23 co-workers who came forward anonymously in January to form an LLC named, appropriately, “New Life 2019.”

Lottery officials say the group chose a single lump-sum payment which, after taxes, comes to a whopping $176 million. Each winner will take home nearly $7.7 million.

3. She’s still trying to convince doubters she really is a selfless woman and defender of those who have been “left behind.”

This is, of course, when she’s not actively lobbying against them being able to find a $15/hour job with Amazon in her state, anyway.

4. Perhaps she’s out scouring the streets of New York City looking for that non-existent $3 billion Amazon tax break money.

Transcript:

“If we were willing to give away $3 billion for this deal, we could invest those $3 billion in our district ourselves, if we wanted to. We could hire out more teachers. We can fix our subways. We can put a lot of people to work for that money, if we wanted to,” Ocasio-Cortez said last week…

5. She’s too busy being all defensive about her boyfriend’s official government email address.

As Red State‘s Jennifer Van Laar pointed out earlier, though, the freshman rep’s excuses don’t hold water. Ms. Woman of the People has gone all swampy in her short amount of time in DC.

Now that Smollett is considered a suspect for filing a false police report, will Ocasio-Cortez finally take the time to weigh in on the case?

Don’t hold your breath. Because she stays in non-stop virtue signalling mode, and having to say “I’m sorry” for rushing to judgment is not something people who are so wrapped up in believing their own fawning press are willing to do.

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