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U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, slammed this expression of thoughts and prayers for the victims of Friday’s mass shootings in Christchurch, new Zealand.
The reaction to the comments of the new Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter and called on other mass shootings that took place in the houses of worship.
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“On the 1. I haven’t thought before, to say: ‘imagine, you tell your house of faith. But I could not say ‘introduce.’ Because of Charleston. Pittsburgh. Sutherland Springs,'” Ocasio-Cortez wrote.
The Congressman was referring to the 2015 Charleston fire at the Emmanuel A. M. E. Church, which left nine dead, the 2017 in Sutherland Springs to shoot at the First Baptist Church, which left 27 dead, and in the year 2018, the Pittsburgh shoot on the tree of life synagogue that left 11 dead.
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“What are your thoughts & prayers, if you do not even keep the banks safe?” she asked.
This triggered a lot of backlash in social media.