Ocasio-Cortez, Falwell Jr. spar on Twitter over 2015 comments
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Ocasio-Cortez on Twitter over 2015 comments

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., shared a three-year-old quote on Twitter from Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr., leading Falwell Jr. to lash back and call Ocasio-Cortez a liar.

“‘I always thought that if more good people had concealed carry permits,then we could end these Muslims before they [unintelligible].’

This was just this weekend at CPAC, the conference attended by the President and members, to 1000s,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.

“Where’s the resolution against Islamophobia?” 

Ocasio-Cortez was commenting on and re-sharing a video from Talbert Swan II, a bishop associated with the Church of God in Christ.

The 2015 video shows Falwell Jr. at Liberty University, which was not the venue for the Conservative Political Action Conference in 2019.

Falwell Jr.’s quote, which came from a speech the day after the 2015 terrorist attack in San Bernadino, Calif., was specifically discussing the potential of thwarting mass shootings if more Americans had concealed carry permits and were armed.

Falwell’s mention of Muslims specifically refers to the extremists who carried out the attack.

The investigation revealed that the two culprits were inspired by Islamic extremism and discussed among themselves about jihad.h

Ocasio-Cortez on Twitter over 2015 comments

“If some of those people in that community center had had what I’ve got in my back pocket right now … I’ve always thought that if more good people had concealed carry permits then we could end those Muslims before they walk in and kill us,” Falwell Jr. said in the video.

Ocasio-Cortez referred to a House resolution condemning anti-Israel sentiments and reaffirming support of Israel’s right to exist, painting it as hypocritical given what she implied are anti-Islam attitudes among Republicans.

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