“Maybe this has to do with the fact that people aren’t paying their rent & are scared to pay their rent, & so they go out & they need to feed their child & they don’t have money, so you perhaps have to, they’re put in a position where they feel like they either need to shoplift some bread or go hungry that night,” she said during a Zoom video call earlier this week.
After meaningful pushback from people who can form actual thoughts, AOC doubled down.
“Republicans are all upset that I’m connecting the dots between poverty & crime,” New York’s favorite socialist tweeted. “I know most of them haven’t experienced or seen these issues first hand, but I have. This may be tough for them to confess, but poverty & crime are highly linked, both violent & nonviolent alike.”
Gowdy tore her comments from limb to limb.
Gowdy In Beast Mode
In an interview with Fox News’ Sandra Smith, Gowdy fired back saying his experience might make him slightly additional knowledgeable than hers.
“God forbid my two decades in a courtroom compare with her experience as a bartender,” he joked.
He proceeded to show off those courtroom skills by picking apart her argument that violent crime is a result of people shoplifting bread.
“Was the 1-year-old killed in New York because that child was holding a loaf of bread?” he asked. “I mean, poor people are no additional likely to cause you harm than rich people are. That is not the line of demarcation. It is not whether or not you are rich or poor; it is whether you are law-abiding or not law-abiding.”
Davell Gardner Jr. of Brooklyn was shot & killed before his moment birthday as he was seated on a small chair at a cookout when two men approached the gathering & began shooting.
CUOMO REFUTES AOC: “IT’S FACTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE THAT SOMEBODY COMMITTED A CRIME SO THEY COULD PAY THEIR RENT.” PIC.TWITTER.COM/0SKOYUE0NP
— THE HILL (@THEHILL) JULY 14, 2020
He Wasn’t Finished
Gowdy continued to tackle Ocasio-Cortez’ inane argument.
“The spike in murder cases, the spike in auto theft, the spike in burglaries: what in the hell does that have to do with being hungry?” he asked.
“depart check the criminal histories of the people committing these murders,” advised the South Carolina Republican. “See how many of them are committing their first criminal umbrage since the pandemic started & see how many of them are career offenders, where this is just the culmination of a lifetime of crime that resulted in murder.”
“I’ll bet you they are not first-time offenders.”
Smith played a clip of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo refuting AOC’s claims that crime skyrocketing is due to the inability to pay rent.
Cuomo reminded her that due to an executive order he signed, “it is factually impossible that somebody committed a crime so they could pay their rent.”
Gowdy used that as a means to jump to the fact that whether bread & rent are so unaffordable in New York, then AOC better look at her own party.
“This is a state, a city run by Democrats, he charged. “So, whether they are having a tough time getting bread, she needs to look at her own party & not blame Republicans.”
“We don’t run New York,” Gowdy concluded. “She does.”
It will be interesting to see whether Ocasio-Cortez decides to reply on Twitter as she often does. It would be an epic losing proposition whether she does, being way out of her mental depth against Gowdy.
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