Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., attends a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Facebook’s Libra.

AOC called out the GOP and told them to “connect the dots” following the Colorado Springs shooting.
“Now after an anti-LGBT+ campaign, Colorado Springs,” AOC tweeted Sunday.
A gunman entered a gay nightclub and opened fire, killing at least five people and injuring dozens. 

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called out the Republican Party, telling them to “connect the dots” following the deadly shooting in Colorado over the weekend. 

“After Trump elevated anti-immigrant & anti-Latino rhetoric, we had the deadliest anti-Latino shooting in modern history,” AOC said in a tweet on Sunday. “After anti-Asian hate w/COVID, Atlanta. “Tree of life. Emanuel AME. Buffalo.”

“And now after an anti-LGBT+ campaign, Colorado Springs,” AOC continued. 

A mass shooting at Club Q, an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, on Saturday night left at least five people dead and more than two dozen injured. The gunman, who is in custody, is a 22-year-old man who “used a long rifle during the shooting,” police said Sunday. 

—Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 20, 2022

 

AOC criticized Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert’s response to the mass shooting.

Boebert, who is pro-gun rights and has notably pushed anti-LGBTQ rhetoric, and legislation, tweeted on Sunday:   “The news out of Colorado Springs is absolutely awful. This morning the victims & their families are in my prayers.”

“This lawless violence needs to end and end quickly,” she added.

AOC responded, “You don’t get to ‘thoughts and prayers’ your way out of this. Look inward and change.”

President Joe Biden denounced “horrific hate violence” in a statement released Sunday.

“We must drive out the inequities that contribute to violence against LGBTQI+ people. We cannot and must not tolerate hate,” the statement said. 

Biden also called for more to be done to rid of the gun violence in the country, adding that “we need to enact an assault weapons ban to get weapons of war off America’s streets.”

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AOC tells GOP to ‘connect the dots’ between ‘an anti-LGBT+ campaign’ and the deadly shooting at a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs

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