Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has met her match and her name is Kayleigh McEnany. McEnany held a White House press briefing today and took a few moments to silence AOC.
AOC made the below comments during Facebook videos, zoom videos, and through statements to the media.
She said this about the recent explosion of rime in New York City.
“Why is this uptick in crime happening? Well, let’s think about it. Do we think this has to do with the fact that there’s record unemployment in the United States right now?
The fact that people are at a level of economic desperation that we have not seen since the great recession?” she said.
“Maybe this has to do with the fact that people aren’t paying their rent and are scared to pay their rent, and so they go out and they need to feed their child and they don’t have money.
“So you maybe have to — they’re put in a position where they feel like they either need to shoplift some bread or go hungry that night. …
“Maybe it’s because of the fact that some people still haven’t gotten their stimulus checks yet.”
“The New York City Police Department has not been defunded,” she told her Facebook audience.
“These cuts aren’t really real. And again, they haven’t even happened yet,” Ocasio-Cortez said.
“Defunding police means defunding police,” she said. “It does not mean budget tricks or funny math.
It does not mean moving school police officers from the NYPD budget to the Department of Education’s budget so the exact same police remain in schools.”
Enter Kayleigh McEnany
“You have Rep. Ocasio-Cortez saying this is just because people are trying to get food with their families. That’s preposterous.”
MOMENTS AGO: Press Sec. Kayleigh McEnany slams Rep. AOC discussing uptick in NYC violence: "You have Rep. Ocasio-Cortez saying this is just because people are trying to get food with their families." pic.twitter.com/SREtVGwZtF
— The Hill (@thehill) July 13, 2020
White House @PressSec criticizes Reps. @IlhanMN and @AOC for their rhetoric against members of law enforcement: "This is a real issue when you call our police 'cancer,' when you talk about dismantling them." pic.twitter.com/gjcCL87in8
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) July 13, 2020