'Shame on you': AOC slammed after she appears to blame Lauren Boebert for Colorado Springs mass shooting

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claimed Lauren Boebert played 'a major role in elevating anti-LGBT+ hate rhetoric and anti-trans lies'

'Shame on you': AOC slammed after she appears to blame Lauren Boebert for Colorado Springs mass shooting
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized gun rights Lauren Boebert for Colorada Springs mass shooting (@AOC/@laurenboebert/Twitter)
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NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has caused a massive uproar on social media after she chastised Lauren Boebert for allegedly elevating anti-LGBTQ+ hate and blocking gun safety laws in the wake of the mass shooting at an LGBTQ+ bar in Colorado Springs. The ruthless rampage on Saturday, November 19, killed at least five and injured 25.

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Lauren Boebert recently won a seat in Colorado’s Third Congressional District in a race against Democratic opponent Adam Frisch. Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter to criticize Boebert, who is an ardent gun rights supporter and is known to use anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric in her campaign, and said, "@laurenboebert you have played a major role in elevating anti-LGBT+ hate rhetoric and anti-trans lies while spending your time in Congress blocking even the most common sense gun safety laws. You don’t get to 'thoughts and prayers' your way out of this. Look inward and change."

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Ocasio-Cortez's outburst was in response to comments Boebert earlier made on the shooting. "The news out of Colorado Springs is absolutely awful,” Boebert wrote Sunday on Twitter. “This morning the victims & their families are in my prayers. This lawless violence needs to end and end quickly." Internet was soon up in arms against Ocasio-Cortez and slammed her for accusing Boebert of being responsible for the mass shooting. 

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"Try to be part of a real solution"

Republican Lavern Spicer slammed Cortez on Twitter and wrote, "You are pure and utter trash to attack a woman who had nothing to do with this awful attack. Lauren has never advocated for violence against anyone. She has spoken out against the transitioning of minors and the sexualization of children in schools. You should be ashamed, AOC." "You know if more gays were armed we wouldn’t have to worry about hate crimes. I’m a Bi Trans woman who stays strapped, you would take away my right to protect myself. If Lauren is responsible for this, you are responsible for @SteveScalise being shot, and the 2020 riots," another tweet read.

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"@AOC you should be absolutely disgusted in what you have just said. Is this the go to card these days, for socialist like yourself? Blame the Republicans? You repulsive woman as that is what scraping the barre is, you just did that so congratulations. Shame on you!" another mocked Cortez. A user claimed, "Leave it to AOC to make it political. This is pure disrespect to the victims and their families." "And you're playing a major role in promoting lawlessness, dumbing down our country, and promoting the cancer of socialism. This has nothing to do with firearms and everything to do with crime. Try to be part of a real solution, which is NOT more oppressive government," remarked a user.

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