The Daily Wire’s Candace Owens slammed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Tuesday over the socialist lawmaker baselessly suggesting that pro-life individuals support laws that “let children be shot in their schools.”
Ocasio-Cortez’s remarks come after an 18-year-old male stormed Robb Elementary School Tuesday afternoon and opened fire, killing at least 18 children before a U.S. Border Patrol agent reportedly rushed into the building and killed him.
“There is no such thing as being ‘pro-life’ while supporting laws that let children be shot in their schools, elders in grocery stores, worshippers in their houses of faith, survivors by abusers, or anyone in a crowded place,” Ocasio-Cortez claimed on Twitter. “It is an idolatry of violence. And it must end.”
“Name the law you are referring to,” Owens responded. “What United States law, specifically, ‘lets children be shot in their schools’.”
“You won’t name it because it doesn’t exist,” Owens continued. “You are shameless, bought-and-paid for politician, standing on the bodies of dead children to score political points.”
Name the law you are referring to. What United States law, specifically, “lets children be shot in their schools”.
You won’t name it because it doesn’t exist.
You are shameless, bought-and-paid for politician, standing on the bodies of dead children to score political points. https://t.co/3IzlAcVvmH
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) May 25, 2022
Ocasio-Cortez faced widespread criticism over her tweet, which was widely condemned online.
“If in each of these cases, even the strictest of laws was BROKEN, what makes you think that more laws will fix the problem?” journalist Kristi Leigh responded.
Political strategist Arthur Schwartz responded, “That school was a gun free zone under state and federal law, galaxy brain.”
“You would make it so that schools couldn’t hire police,” political commentator Mike Cernovich tweeted. “No one needs to hear from you. You don’t even take care of your Abeulea.”
National Review Senior Writer Dan McLaughlin responded, “AOC whatabouting herself into saying the intentional death of 63 million children is just a statistic.”
“Fact check: False. Criminal laws don’t allow the shooting of children or any other innocent citizen,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton tweeted. “Pro-lifers want to extend protection of the law to the lives of unborn human beings.”