On Friday, U.S. Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar became completely unglued after “socialism” was attacked by the NRA.
Here’s what happened.
NRA lobbyist Chris Cox warned of the “socialist wave” engulfing America and promised there will be a “rude awakening” when “real America” votes against those espousing far-left ideas.
“The socialist wave we warned was coming is here. And it’s not just the two coasts that are underwater, the wave is hitting the heartland of America. But as this circus goes on, millions of Americans will see how far outside the mainstream these socialists have become,” said Cox.
He’s the executive director of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action (ILA). He made the comments Friday during a speech in Indianapolis at the NRA’s annual convention.
“Friends, do you think Nancy Pelosi and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are mainstream in the United States of America? Are they in for a rude awakening in November of next year when the real America goes to the polls? I’m talking about the America you and I know,” he added.
He went on to describe just who those Americans are.
“The one where hardworking people put their heads down, mind their own business, raise their families, and do the right thing. That’s the America the NRA fights for every single day. It’s who we are.”
Ocasio-Cortez, a New York Democrat, immediately took to Twitter.
She attacked Cox for – according to her – suggesting residents in her district aren’t part of the real America.
“Civics lesson for the NRA: As much as they may not like it, the Bronx and Queens are part of ‘the real America,’ too,” she tweeted. “Wild that the NRA is suggesting the voters of NY-14 aren’t ‘real Americans’ bc they don’t think assault weapons in school classrooms is a good idea.”
Civics lesson for the NRA: As much as they may not like it, the Bronx and Queens are part of “the real America,” too.
Wild that the NRA is suggesting the voters of NY-14 aren’t “real Americans” bc they don’t think assault weapons in school classrooms is a good idea. https://t.co/p5W14vrqQ1
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 26, 2019
In March, Ocasio-Cortez presented what she calls her four-point plan for America.
In it, she suggested banning semi-automatic firearms. Those firearms, of course, make up the vast majority of legally owned firearms in the country.
You know, instead of training children, teachers, houses of faith, & concertgoers to prep for being shot, we could just:
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 22, 2019
She also called for legislation passing “Universal Background checks” and other policies.
Omar jumped on the “socialism rules” bandwagon once again.
The embattled Minnesota Democrat, who has long screamed about what she cals the influence of the NRA, also flipped.
“Can “the real America” please stand up…This Ain’t It, Chief!” she said on Twitter.
Can “the real America” please stand up…
This Ain't It, Chief!
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) April 26, 2019
During his speech, Cox pointed out that there’s a shift to the far left among the Democrats, and it’s putting the party further onto the fringes.
“It used to be that everybody knew that campaigning as a gun-banning socialist was a surefire way to ship your own sink, I mean sink your own ship before it left harbor,” he said.
Not anymore, he said.
“But this year, if you aren’t willing to openly attack the Second Amendment, if you don’t angrily call for every gun ban scheme imaginable including complete disarmament, you will be booed off the Democrat debate stage.”