Just to make it clear right off the bat: death threats are abhorrent. And we’re very honestly sorry that there are people out there who would threaten the life of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
The “uncalled for rhetoric” to which Ocasio-Cortez referred Wednesday — and we agree it was uncalled for — was the subject line to a fundraising email sent by Ohio College Republicans, who said, “AOC is a domestic terrorist.” This apparently triggers death threats.
This puts me in danger every time.
Almost every time this uncalled for rhetoric gets blasted by conserv. grps, we get a spike in death threats to refer to Capitol Police.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 10, 2019
Um … not to nit-pick, but it’s not just the GOP that goes over the top with rhetoric. It didn’t take much searching to find Ocasio-Cortez tweeting that politicians who accept donations from the NRA “kill hundreds of people.” If “AOC is a domestic terrorist” triggers people to threaten violence, that tweet probably did too. Wonder if Sen. Marco Rubio got any threatening calls after this went online?
AR-15s cost less than an iPhone and are designed to kill groups of people in short bursts.
NRA politicians are also cheap to buy, and kill hundreds of people through neglect over extended periods. https://t.co/csWqFP73W3
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 16, 2018
We hope Ocasio-Cortez is monitoring responses to her tweet closely because a lot of her followers are calling Republicans much worse things than domestic terrorists, and that could lead to anger and threats. Maybe in her next tweet, she warned her supporters to cool it, but we haven’t checked.
If anyone knows about death threats, it’s Dana Loesch, and she wasn’t really feeling much sympathy for Ocasio-Cortez.
Curious if you would say the same thing every time one of your Democrat colleagues calls millions of law-abiding gun owners “terrorists?” Happens more than I can count and has affected our safety, too. https://t.co/eEfMPimEfL
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) April 10, 2019
You have called me a terrorist. That puts me in danger yet there you are. https://t.co/o9yJFtYXJG
— EducatëdHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) April 11, 2019
You call everyone who disagrees with you a racist/sexist/xenophobe/etc. and have no concern for the threats your army of flying monkeys unleash on them. You aren't the victim, you're the perp. #CryMeARiver https://t.co/bsglkpmWMa
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) April 11, 2019
WTF are you talking about? The left calls conservatives domestic terrorists, Nazi's, white nationalists, all day, everyday. You name it, the whole book of unsavory pejoratives.
So forgive me if I laugh at the child playing grown up CongressLady.
She should grow a spine. https://t.co/2nZCg7qhcB
— BayAreaFrau (@bayareahausfrau) April 11, 2019
You *literally* tweet dozens of times per day throwing vitriol at the right, when they're only responding to the lies and the ignorance that you create. You're a keyboard warrior who tweets out of their ass, then runs away like a coward when challenged. Just stop.
— Noah Daves (@RealDealDaves27) April 11, 2019
Meanwhile your party continues to call President Trump the reincarnation of Hitler and paints everyone who wears MAGA hats as KKK members.
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) April 10, 2019
Check your claims of threatening rhetoric outrage at the door… liberal dems and media rhetoric has caused harmless citizens wearing a MAGA hat to have the shizz beat out of them.
— Gary Norris? (@rebelbizman) April 11, 2019
We’ve done a bunch of posts on people being harassed just for wearing MAGA hats — guess we should blame Alyssa Milano for writing an op-ed saying it’s no different than putting on a Klan hood.
Heck, we’re old enough to remember when President Obama himself told Democrats to get in people’s faces. And when Rep. Maxine Waters told a crowd of people to mob members of the Trump administration at gas stations, grocery stores … anywhere.
— Roger Thurmond (@pachewychomp) April 11, 2019
I had to take the Trump sticker off my car because I didn’t want to put my kids in danger when taking them to school. This is an atmosphere people like you ignited.
— Msharktwit (@Msharktwit) April 11, 2019
How come I've literally never read about a mass shooting that was motivated by liberal ideals or that the gunman was someone super politically liberal? Someone help me out.
— Kat believes in you (@believe_in_kat) April 11, 2019
@SteveScalise says hello.
— WireDawgMarine (@WireDawgMarine) April 11, 2019
DANGEROUS: Maxine Waters accidentally just gave the IDEAL campaign speech for Donald Trump https://t.co/tYBisDINrU
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 24, 2018
The new McCarthyism: Alyssa Milano paints everyone who wears a MAGA cap as a Klansman https://t.co/1p9AyxipXM
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 24, 2019