Americans were horrified by the murder of 19 students and two of their teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas this week. However, New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez quickly used the tragedy as an opportunity.
In a tweet put out on Tuesday evening, Ocasio-Cortez accused Republicans of lying about being pro-life.
Progressive congresswoman blames pro-life Republicans for gun violence
She declared, “There is no such thing as being ‘pro-life’ while supporting laws that let children be shot in their schools, elders in grocery stores, worshippers in their houses of faith, survivors by abusers, or anyone in a crowded place.”
The far-left went on to accuse the GOP of engaging in “an idolatry of violence,” something she said “must end.”
There is no such thing as being “pro-life” while supporting laws that let children be shot in their schools, elders in grocery stores, worshippers in their houses of faith, survivors by abusers, or anyone in a crowded place.
It is an idolatry of violence. And it must end.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 24, 2022
Candace Owens calls AOC “shameless”
Those words didn’t go over well with conservative commentator Candace Owens, who complained that Ocasio-Cortez was “standing on the bodies of dead children to score political points.”
Name the law you are referring to. What United States law, specifically, “lets children be shot in their schools”.
You won’t name it because it doesn’t exist.
You are shameless, bought-and-paid for politician, standing on the bodies of dead children to score political points. https://t.co/3IzlAcVvmH
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) May 25, 2022
Ocasio-Cortez was not alone in ratcheting up the rhetoric, as Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke made headlines when he crashed a press conference that was being held in Uvalde by Gov. Greg Abbott.
Beto O’Rourke confronts Gov. Abbott in the middle of a press conference on the Uvalde school shooting, saying, “The time to stop the next shooting is right now and you are doing nothing.”
In response, officials on stage call him a “sick son of a b—h” and police escort him out. pic.twitter.com/0YsQp3ZNTO
— CBS News (@CBSNews) May 25, 2022
“The time to stop the next shooting is right now and you are doing nothing. You are offering us nothing,” O’Rourke declared. “This is totally predictable when you choose not to do anything.”
Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin reacted angrily to O’Rourke’s stunt, telling law enforcement officers to “please get his a– outta here.”