The “do nothing but offer thoughts and prayers party” struck again in the aftermath of the Texas school shooting in Uvalde this week when Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Co.) claimed that nothing can be done to stop gun violence, drawing a scorching response from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.).
19 children and two teachers were murdered by a gunman with an AR-15 in Uvalde on Tuesday. But rather than taking action to prevent future school shootings, Republicans immediately went on the defensive as usual in deference to their NRA overlords.
As those same Republicans declare abortion “evil” and seek to legislate women’s uteruses, they are hypocritically excusing their refusal to pass gun control laws by claiming that evil can’t be legislated away. Seriously.
That was Boebert’s take on Wednesday.
You cannot legislate away evil.
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) May 25, 2022
Boebert is a pro-gun fanatic. She not only has guns in the background when she is speaking from inside her home on camera but she also bought assault rifles for all of her children to pose with at Christmas, demonstrating what real grooming looks like.
The idea that we can regulate what women do with their own bodies but not guns make this country even more of a laughingstock around the world. Republicans are willing to execute women to protect fetuses that are not even viable until the third trimester but won’t lift a finger to protect actual living, breathing children.
AOC was having none of it, taking to her own Twitter to slam Boebert.
Why even be in Congress if you don’t believe in doing your job?
Just quit and let someone who actually gives a damn do it instead of acting like a useless piece of furniture when babies are shot with AR15s that we let teen boys impulse buy before they can legally have a beer. https://t.co/f9rdJ40kEJ
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 25, 2022
Indeed, Boebert hasn’t done a damn thing to make the lives of her constituents better since taking office in January 2021. What she has done is make a fool of herself time and time again in order to suck up to Donald Trump while Americans struggle. 19 kids are dead and Boebert would rather have their blood on her hands than do anything to prevent future mass shootings via common-sense gun control measures that a majority of Americans support.
Republicans have zero credibility on this issue and they are certainly not “pro-life” as they constantly claim. They are decidedly pro-death as long as it’s other people’s children being murdered.
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