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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) mocked the notion of thoughts and prayers following Friday’s deadly massacre in Christchurch, New Zealand, which took the lives of at least 49 people and injured many.

An accused mass killer opened fire on two different mosques during times of prayer.

Authorities charged at least one person in the attack and detained three more.

In what the freshman congresswoman later described as a slam on the National Rifle Association, Ocasio-Cortez questioned the usefulness of thoughts and prayers during a tragedy like the one in New Zealand.

Shortly after the news broke, Ocasio-Cortez addressed comments made by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. In her remarks, Ardern mentioned that her “thoughts” were with those grieving over the deadly mass killing.

Ocasio-Cortez tweeted, “At 1st I thought of saying, ‘Imagine being told your house of faith isn’t safe anymore.’ But I couldn’t say ‘imagine.’ Because of Charleston. Pittsburgh. Sutherland Springs. What good are your thoughts & prayers when they don’t even keep the pews safe?”

Ocasio-Cortez issued a second tweet attempting to clarify her first after receiving criticism.

She claimed that “‘Thoughts and prayers’ is reference to the NRA’s phrase used to deflect conversation away from policy change during tragedies. Not directed to [New Zealand] PM Ardern, who I greatly admire.”

Despite her clarification, many people took issue with Ocasio-Cortez’s remarks, calling them insensitive and hurtful.

Siraj Hashmi, of the Washington Examiner, was one of them.

He wrote, “[T]his is incredibly insensitive to my muslim brothers and sisters who were slain in cold blood while they were literally praying because they want to be closer to their creator and they want to become better people.”

NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch chimed in and wrote, “Pretty sure thoughts and prayers isn’t anyone’s phrase, and prayer especially (which you mocked earlier after what happened in a house of prayer?) is a real action, a petition to, a conversation with, God — in this case, to request protection, comfort for those suffering.”

Comedian Tim Young added, “If one of your first 1000 thoughts after a horrific mass shooting is to go dunk on a person, a religious belief or an organization on Twitter, you should delete your account.”

To note, Ocasio-Cortez appears to be a practicing Catholic, sporting ashes on her forehead on Ash Wednesday:



  1. JUDI

    March 16, 2019 at 3:00 am

    • Susan

      March 16, 2019 at 5:27 am

      Thank you for posting this video. Everyone needs to be informed.

    • Grace Joy

      March 16, 2019 at 9:39 am

      It’s more likely people will look at your link if you give the title. For those who see this, her link goes to “the Brains behind AOC.” She was picked from up to 80 candidates in a competition. She’s a puppet for JusticeDemocrats, run by a man who once worked for Bernie. A very very very bad man who wants to take down USA. JusticeDemocrats is also behind Tlaib & Omar, & other anti-white, anti-Chrstian, anti-J ew, anti-American, anti-Capitalism, anti-freedom, pro-open border candidates.

      • Gerry Millar

        March 16, 2019 at 3:52 pm

        There’s a fine old Irish saying, which suitably categorizes this clown: ‘what else can you expect from a pig but a grunt’.

      • Theresa

        March 16, 2019 at 11:46 pm

        Omar is not anti Jewish and anti Christian so on, stop lying Grace Joy.

      • FAST EDDIE

        March 17, 2019 at 9:51 am

        WE THE PEOPLE and especially the democrats better be getting a handle on this. Their party is being taken from them and as a conservative saying this, it is being taken away from all Americans by the Justice Democrats and the Young Turks. It is a hidden violent takeover. The violence WILL show up later if they continue.

  2. Bill

    March 16, 2019 at 4:04 am

    What a poor excuse of a woman this is. No feeling no sorrow. Why not tell the families that are grieving oh don’t worry it’s for the best. Wouldn’t put it past your stupid ass!!!!!

  3. Gary Gleeson

    March 16, 2019 at 5:43 am

    Sandy Osacio Cortez doesn’t even know how to buy a chair fro her apartment and she mocks prayer from others also she admits on Twitter she doesn’t like her job and she needs to quit and get out of congress.

  4. Guillermo

    March 16, 2019 at 7:05 am

    Imagine a world where Alexandria isn’t in Congress… Let’s pray that becomes a reality.

    • marissas

      March 16, 2019 at 8:08 pm

      Everyday. Everyday.

  5. Helen

    March 16, 2019 at 7:13 am

    And by the way Allie there are no pews in a mosque!

  6. Mary

    March 16, 2019 at 8:23 am

    Insensitivity creates Animosity.
    Alexandria loves Controversy.
    It keeps her on the daily NEWS
    This gives her an over abundance of Recognition wether it’s good or bad
    Unfortunately, it has been all bad.

  7. Ron

    March 16, 2019 at 8:51 am

    Parading around with ashes on your forehead like Pelosi and Osiao-Cortez yet supporting the venomous ideology of the left is hypocrisy at its finest. Apparently OAC has never read or been schooled on the Bible because it speaks a lot about the suffering we will have to endure as God’s children.

  8. Donna Cassidy

    March 16, 2019 at 8:52 am

    isn’t there a legal way to dump this moron and send her back under the rock she crawled out from under??? She is a hateful idiot with no emotional feelings for anyone or anything. Her words are thought out (in her somewhat incapable brain) and she uses them to further her personal stupidity..

  9. Shari Early

    March 16, 2019 at 8:53 am

    Just because she had a priest put ashes on her forehead does not make her a practicing Catholic. There’s a lot of people out there that pretend to be religious and I’d just about bet a large part of her district is so she needs to keep up appearances. What I find horrifying is her best bud in Congress is Muslim and the thought of all those people down on their knees praying would make it look like an execution instead of just a shooting where a regular church has pews to help hide or get away. She showed just how insensitive she is by her remarks but hopefully it hurt her buddy as much as Omar’s comments have hurt others.

  10. madge

    March 16, 2019 at 9:08 am

    Each time she opens her mouth she brings testimony there aren’t any brain cells in her head.

    • Linda

      March 16, 2019 at 10:42 am

      Just 2 yoyos and a monkey between those ears.

  11. Mike Hansen

    March 16, 2019 at 9:31 am

    Can’t believe that she’s that STUPID!!!! Hey, AOC, there are no pews in a mosque!!!!!!!

  12. Grace Joy

    March 16, 2019 at 9:40 am

    Of course, no one would have cared if she said that regarding the more common attacks on J ews & Chrstians . . . She really is an idiot not to know better; but I’m surprised her handlers didn’t coach her better.

  13. Mary Johnson

    March 16, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    She is part of the New World Order a disciple of the Devil.

  14. Margie

    March 16, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    Send AOC & Omar back to their tent in Kenya!
    They are not Americans.

  15. Ginny

    March 16, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    The New World Order is an extension of the Nazi Socialist Nationalist Group!
    It’s a cult just like it was in Nazi Germany! They don’t believe in God.
    Now the MSM is promoting Beto like he is the New Furor!
    Their new messiah, Beto!
    Scary how similar this movement is brainwashing people
    into believing their lies!

  16. marissas

    March 16, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    “At 1st I thought of saying”….there’s the problem. How about shutting your mouth? You don’t have to constantly flap your lips about everything! Just SHHHUUUTTTT UUUPPPP!!!!

  17. ca

    March 16, 2019 at 10:37 pm

    this chick is such a mediocre pseudo intellect that it’s almost painful to read her next take on current events. we already know she has no perspective on history …. she is a case study on how education has dumbed down a portion of her generation…. she has nothing, no sense of self… she reads from a script and has msm who gladly herald her every word…. WHY? she’s a silly, petulant child…

  18. Richard Warren

    March 18, 2019 at 8:31 am

    Is this wacko completely out of her mind. We all have heard of the expression seen but not heard, this woman ( and I use that term loosely ) SHOULD NOT BE SEEN AND NOT BE HEARD SHE SHOULD JUST GO AWAY.

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