AOC Strikes Again: Is Her Idiocy Strong Enough to Take Schumer Down With Her?
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has not made any secret of her controversial stands on a plethora of issues. She and her âsquadâ have become so progressive that even House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has had to, at times, separate herself from the group in an effort not to be taken down by their far-leftist ideology.
The new and possibly damaging move that has AOC in the dog house, however, has social media calling Democrat Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) for holding his piece while Ocasio-Cortez claimed that the cure to violent crime was to stop the progress on building new prisons in the United States (yes, you read that right, she wants fewer prisons to decrease crime):
âIf we want to reduce violent crime, if we want to reduce the number of people in our jails, the answer is to stop building more of them,â Ocasio-Cortez said at a press conference according toÂ The Daily Wire. âThe answer is to make sure that we actually build more hospitals, we pay organizers, we get people mental health care and overall health care, employment, etc. Itâs to support communities, not throw them away.â
That call to âforgive and forgetâ as it were, by the New York Democrat had voters questioning whether the two New Yorkers were in cahoots on the outrageous plan, especially considering that AOCâs comments came on the heels of the New York Police Departmentâs announcement last month that crime statistics in the nationâs largest city were sharply increasing.
The facts donât seem to be slowing AOC down, however, as she doubled down on her anti-corrections propaganda with the most iconic of liberal bleeding heart mantras:
âRight here in the Bronx, our community developed a successful approach to reducing violence. It starts at the hospital after an incident. We bring in psych Drs & folks who turned their *own* lives around to work w/ youth. Itâs reduced reoccurrence of violence by more than 50%,â AOC later claimed in a tweet.
âItâs called Stand Up to Violence (SUV), a cutting edge program run out of @JacobiHosp (a PUBLIC hospital!), and it is hands down one of the most effective treatments weâve seen to reduce incidents of violence like shootings and stabbings. Iâm asking for fed resources to grow it.â
The congresswomanâs loud and proud stance against taking measures to rehabilitate lawbreakers caused quite a stir among political commentators, particularly those who blamed the veteran politician that Schumer is, for not reigning in the new crop of progressives:
âThis is actually really wrong, many prisoners are overcrowded and antiquated, simply blocking the construction of new ones is inhumane,â progressive writer Zaid Jilani wrote. âAnd you can talk all you want about just having fewer prisoners but you arenât going to get any significant drop overnight, everyone knows that.â
National Review Senior Writer David HarsanyiÂ mockedÂ the congresswoman saying that he was going to get rid of his scale saying âItâs the only real way to lose weight.â
One less notable social media user railed against the congresswoman saying, âShe always brings up valid problems with literally the dumbest solutions imaginable,â another social media userÂ wrote. âShe never specifies how we will accomplish those goals, she just says that we need them and walks away. Implementing a support program via mental health is going to take a complete rewrite of the criminal justice system, and what about for-profit prisons?â
Does American have a problem with violent crime? Yes, it sure does. However, any person who has spent even a day with a toddler knows that human nature dictates that removing the negative effects of a wrong action leads to more of the bad action, not less of it. AOC is once again simultaneously tanking her own credibility and dragging the Democrat party down with her. So maybe thatâs both the great tragedy and the small gain.