After a shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand resulted in at least 40 deaths, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez thought it would be a good time to insult those who are offering their sympathies to the victims.
Ocasio-Cortez made the careless tweets in response to New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern sharing that her “thoughts” were with those suffering from the attack.
Predictably, this did not go over well and it was less than an hour later that AOC released another tweet that tried to focus her previous statement as a dig against the NRA.
This also didn’t work out as NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch clapped back, “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.”
Numerous others tweeted out their condemnation of Ocasio-Cortez’s remarks. One of the most like remarks came from Tim Young who shared that, “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.”