Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the socialist darling from New York, never seems to take a break from political gaffes, even on Christmas. Instead, she used the day to push the false notion that Jesus was a refugee.
Joy to the World!— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) December 25, 2018
Merry Christmas everyone - here’s to a holiday filled with happiness, family, and love for all people. ??(Including refugee babies in mangers + their parents.)
For all the anti-immigrant pundits uncomfortable with and denying that Christ’s family were refugees, too: https://t.co/lLQCupyG3N— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) December 25, 2018
It wasn't long before conservatives tore into her utterly false statements. After all, Ocasio-Cortez decided to use the biggest holiday in the world to push her own political agenda (but really, it's not that surprising).
I’m really trying to stay away from politics today, but I will not let you misrepresent the Gospel on this holy day— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) December 25, 2018
Joseph and Mary were LEGAL citizens under King Herod governed under the Roman Empire - they traveled to Bethlehem as part of a census, a legal counting of people https://t.co/7ug4LQo8T8
Leave it to Dr. Sebastian Gorka to lay down the law:
You really should read the Bible @Ocasio2018.— Sebastian Gorka DrG (@SebGorka) December 25, 2018
Mother Mary and St. Joseph were NOT refugees.
In fact, by traveling to The Town of King David as part of the Roman census, they were obeying national laws.
Exactly the opposite of a refugee or an Illegal Alien.
Facts: TRY THEM. https://t.co/9aDRyukdp9
Ocasio-Cortez must have missed the memo that illegal aliens don't follow the law.
Mary and Joseph weren't refugees, moron. They were on their way to pay their taxes, as mandated by Rome. You're now Rome, by the way. https://t.co/b2lCsQcy78— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) December 25, 2018
Dumb-dumb still doesn’t understand why people are mad at her.— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) December 25, 2018
It’s not about being right or wrong.
It’s the fact that she’s using Christmas, the most celebrated religious holiday in the world, to incite political division and score points.
Ocasio-Cortez is a truly sick person. https://t.co/5ptJVWhMAl
Dinesh D'Souza asked the question we'd all like to know:
Sorry @Ocasio2018 but if Joseph and Mary traveled to Bethlehem to register for the Roman census, how does that make the Holy Family a group of illegal aliens?— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) December 26, 2018
But the real showstopper goes to Wayne Dupree:
I am getting sick and tired of leftists claiming Jesus was a refugee. He wasn't even born when his parents were moving around and Democrats don't see babies in the womb as people anyway, so what gives?— Wayne Dupree ?? (@WayneDupreeShow) December 26, 2018
This didn't start with Ocasio-Cortez either #WakeUp https://t.co/w6YJT2LQN4
And then she backed up what she said with this head scratcher:
True love is radical because it requires us to see ourselves in all people. Otherwise, it isn’t love.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) December 26, 2018
Love is revolutionary because it has us treat ALL people as we would ourselves - not because we are charitable, but because we are one.
That is love’s radical conclusion. pic.twitter.com/IB5q0ko8VQ
Frieda Powers at BizPacReview put it perfectly:
But facts don’t lie and the truth in the Nativity story is that Mary and Joseph were never referred to as refugees. In fact, the Bible in the Gospel of Luke explains how a pregnant Mary traveled to Bethlehem with her husband Joseph like so many other citizens so that he could be counted in a census ordered by Caesar Augustus. When the overcrowded city offered no spare rooms for the couple to stay in overnight, they were forced to take shelter in a stable where Jesus was born.
Other Gospel accounts tell the story of the new family’s escape to Egypt for safety after King Herod of Judea ordered the murder of every child under the age of two. Joseph was instructed by an angel to return with his family once Herod had died.
You would think that with the lack of knowledge Ocasio-Cortez has, especially when it comes to history, that she'd be advocating for free K-12 education.