FBI Asst. Dir. Blasts AOC to Her Face for Claiming Muslims Treated Differently than Whites
“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt.”
That wise advice may or may not have actually come from Abraham Lincoln, but Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez could still learn a lot from it.
On Tuesday, the bartender-turned-lawmaker made a general fool out of herself as she tried to hammer FBI officials about how they prosecuted hate crimes.
From the beginning, it was clear that she had an agenda: Implying that white criminals are given more lenient treatment than Muslim terrorists.
It didn’t go very well.
Instead of agreeing with her, FBI officials schooled AOC about the actual law, and ended up making the New York legislator appear shockingly ignorant.
Even the mainstream media couldn’t spin it to make Ocasio-Cortez look good.
“In a video clip that has now gone viral, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez pressed the FBI’s top counterterrorism official over what she called ‘discrepancies’ between the FBI’s handling of violent white supremacists and Muslim extremists,” ABC News reported.
Ocasio-Cortez seemed to be searching for outrage where there wasn’t any by claiming that Muslim attackers — such as the gunman in the bloody Pulse nightclub shooting of 2016 — had been charged with “domestic terrorism,” while white supremacist attackers had not.
“But is that true? Not exactly,” noted ABC News.