In the same Zoom diatribe, Congress Member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) puts the blame on the NYPD for not being able to hold back the rash of crime sweeping through the city, even though they haven’t yet lost a billion dollars of their $6 billion budget to defunding; then argues:

“Maybe this has to do with the fact that people aren’t paying their rent and are scared to pay their rent and so they go out & they need to feed their child and they don’t have money so… they feel like they either need to shoplift some bread or go hungry.”

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The problem is, of course, that among the recorded “uptick in crime” AOC cites repeatedly, there are very few complaints about hungry people shoplifting bread. The lies the soon-to-be two-term representative from the Bronx and Queens is spewing are so obvious, she seems to have a hard time convincing herself.

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