Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sent out a fundraising email Wednesday that is rife with hateful rhetoric and blatant falsehoods.
"Six days from now, we can defeat the brutal white supremacist forces of anti-Semitism, anti-immigrant nativism, and racism," Ocasio-Cortez starts the email. "We can hold accountable the cold-hearted monsters who have repeatedly attacked our health care. We can send a message to the bigots and billionaires that this country belongs to all of us. We can win if we show up on November 6. We must end Republican control of Congress and begin to reclaim our nation."
She then turned her attention to the Pittsburgh massacre, where 11 Jews were murdered at their synagogue last week, somehow tying Republican control of Congress and the presidency to the tragedy.
“A Democratic majority will not bring back the eleven Jewish people in Pittsburgh, massacred while they prayed,” she wrote. “Or the two Black people gunned down days before at a Kroger grocery store in Kentucky. It won't fully stop the relentless attacks against immigrants in America.”
The socialist continued: “But on Sunday evening, Pittsburgh mourners—angry and broken-hearted like us—chanted 'Vote! Vote! Vote!' They understand the magnitude of the midterm election six days from today: that it affords us the chance to forge a powerful bulwark against Donald Trump’s hate and hold accountable the Republicans who have been complicit in every step of his toxic, self-serving, and destructive agenda. We must offer a path out of the darkness.”
After discussing her “extraordinary” win over Democrat incumbent Joe Crowley, Ocasio-Cortez then reminds supporters that they must vote against Republicans in next week’s midterm elections to defeat white supremacy, xenophobia, and all other evils she associates with Republicans.
“This is our chance to take action in solidarity with everyone whose lives are threatened by the hate-filled policies of Trump and the GOP,” she says. “Our chance to push back against white supremacist forces across our nation, against the xenophobes who are militarizing the border, against the bigots who seek to erase our transgender families, against the apologists for sexual assault and the Islamophobes who sow hate to divide us.”
Finally, she says she believes that when average Americans “come together and act together for what’s right, nothing can stop the progressive movement in the U.S.”
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