Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) accused the GOP caucus of harboring “legitimate white supremacist sympathizers,” and alleged Qanon conspiracy theorists are controlling House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.
The comments come as Democrats desperately attempt to portray the Capitol riots earlier this month as an operation conducted by ‘white supremacists’ and allegations against congresswoman Majorie Taylor Greene and her ties to QAnon conspiracy theories have escalated.
In an interview with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) blasted the current Republican caucus.
“This term, there are legitimate White supremacist sympathizers that sit at the heart and at the core of the Republican caucus in the House of Representatives,” she claimed without evidence.
She blasted McCarthy for not punishing people like congresswoman Greene.
“It increasingly seems, unfortunately, that in the House Republican Caucus, Kevin McCarthy answers to these QAnon members of Congress, not the other way around,” AOC added. “And that is something, frankly, that needs to be said.”
AOC says that “there are legitimate white supremacist sympathizers that sit at the heart and at the core of the Republican caucus in the House of Representatives” and that “@GOPLeader Kevin McCarthy answers to these Qanon members of Congress, not the other way around.” pic.twitter.com/vDGc0GOAiC
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) January 28, 2021
AOC Accuses GOP of Harboring White Supremacist Sympathies
It truly is remarkable how the left and their minions in the media have shifted focus from those involved in the Capitol protests being concerned about election integrity to castigating them all as white supremacists.
AOC, of course, ratchets up the extremist rhetoric by claiming those supposed ‘white supremacists’ allies are actually in the GOP.
Some would say that in itself is a Qanon level conspiracy theory.
“There are no consequences in the Republican caucus for violence. No consequences for racism. No consequences for misogyny. No consequences for insurrection. And no consequences means that they condone it. It means that that silence is acceptance,” says @AOC. pic.twitter.com/4jkKfb718K
— All In with Chris Hayes (@allinwithchris) January 28, 2021
Ocasio-Cortez’s comments about condoning certain comments or beliefs based on inaction can be extrapolated to the Democrat party.
She is, after all, part of the party that refused to specifically condemn Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) repeated anti-Semitic tropes in an “anti-hate” resolution in 2019.
Hey, if they don’t condemn it, they must condone it, as per AOC.
Omar just found Rep. Jayapal (leader of the Progressive Caucus) in the floor, gave each other a hug.
Jayapal and other members of the CPC fought to broaden resolution, ensure it wasn’t singling Omar out.
Meanwhile at least two dozen Republicans opposing the resolution
— Heather Caygle (@heatherscope) March 7, 2019
What About Her Own Party?
Odd, also, that AOC only focuses on the GOP, and has never zeroed in on links to white supremacists in her own party.
It was the current occupant of the White House, Joe Biden, who eulogized that very same man who had been elected to the post of “exalted cyclops” and later stalled and opposed major civil rights legislation.
Biden too called Byrd a “mentor” and a “friend.”
The last two Democrat candidates for President celebrated their relationship with a former recruiter for the KKK. Can you even imagine if a Republican had that kind of ‘friend’ in their background?
Byrd, later in life, would renounce his former political views and be celebrated by the left for his ability to change.
But AOC has determined guilt by association – even if there is no tangible association – should be the focus.
A senior House GOP aide blasted the socialist congresswoman.
“The Republican conference is focused on moving this nation forward by helping people get back to work, kids back to school, and vaccines for those who want it, and won’t be distracted by petty political attacks from the left, especially from a hyper-partisan member like AOC,” they said.
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