Don’t mess with AOC!
Courtesy of NBC News:
A Louisiana police officer was fired on Monday over a Facebook post he made last week suggesting Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., be shot.
The officer, Charlie Rispoli, a 14-year veteran of the Gretna, Louisiana, police force, called Ocasio-Cortez a “vile idiot” who “needs a round, and I don’t mean the kind she used to serve,” referring to her past job as a bartender, according to a screenshot posted by nola.com, the website for The Times-Picayune in New Orleans. According to the news outlet, his comment was a reaction to a fake quote attributed to the congresswoman claiming that “we pay soldiers too much.” Both his post and Facebook account have since been taken down.
Gretna’s police chief, Arthur Lawson, said in a news conference on Monday that both Rispoli and another officer who liked the post were terminated. He called the situation an “embarrassment to our department” and “very, very disappointing.”
Ocasio-Cortez responded to the news on Twitter, blaming Trump’s rhetoric.
“This is Trump’s goal when he uses targeted language & threatens elected officials who don’t agree w/ his political agenda,” she said. “It’s authoritarian behavior. The President is sowing violence. He’s creating an environment where people can get hurt & he claims plausible deniability.”
That is exactly what he is doing and this is the result.
There will be many more death threats coming AOC’s way, as well as other members of “The Squad.”
Here is hoping that every slack jawed idiot who makes those threats also loses their jobs and faces humiliation for being a fucking moron.