Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez did it again.
This time the New York Congresswoman has a lot of explaining to do.
And Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez committed this embarrassing blunder that devastated Democrats.
As American Patriot Daily reports:
Crime is one of the Democrats’ biggest vulnerabilities.
In 2020, the murder rate spiked nearly 30 percent as Democrat mayors and district attorneys allowed Black Lives Matter rioters and arsonists to overrun their cities.
Democrats supported defunding the police, and the refusal to enforce the law and continued attacks on law enforcement ended with predictable results.
In the 2020 election, Republicans swept every tossup race in the House of Representatives as voters rejected the Democrats’ support for the BLM movement and tolerance for lawlessness on city streets.
Matters got even worse in 2021 as 12 major cities set murder records.
Polling showed one of the Republicans’ most potent lines of attack was slamming Democrats for being soft on crime and supporting defunding the police.
In an interview with The New Yorker, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez did her best to yoke the Democrats to a soft-on-crime platform by making excuses for criminals and felons forcing law abiding citizens to live in fear.
First Ocasio-Cortez claimed criminals were victims of a so-called “mental health” crisis.
“And we allow the discourse to make it sound as though it’s, like, these shady figures in the bush jumping out from a corner. These are young men. These are boys. We’re also not discussing the mental health crisis that we are experiencing as a country as a result of the pandemic,” Ocasio-Cortez began.
Ocasio-Cortez then falsely claimed murder sprees broke out in Democrat-run cities because the Senate let a socialist welfare payment scheme expire.
“Because we run away from substantive discussions about this, we don’t want to say some of the things that are obvious, like, Gee, the child-tax credit just ran out, on December 31st, and now people are stealing baby formula,” Ocasio-Cortez continued.
Crime is an issue that continues to rise in salience for voters ahead of the November elections.
That fact terrifies Democrats.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee commissioned internal polling in battleground districts that showed Republicans attacking Democrats for supporting “defund the police” was among the GOP’s most effective avenues to ousting Democrats from power in 2022.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez nearly cost Democrats the majority in 2020 by forcing the issue on “defund the police.”
Democrats hoped to junk one of the most unpopular policy proposals on the left and gaslight the public into thinking they support law enforcement and punishing criminals.
But as long as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez continues to spout false claims that a lack of socialist welfare programs is causing crime Democrats will be on the defensive on issues of public safety.