Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Goes After Lauren Boebert For Colorado Springs Shooting

Representative Lauren Boebert says ‘lawless violence needs to end and end quickly’
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., speaks during a House Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing on gun violence on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 8, 2022. (Photo by Andrew Harnik / POOL / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW HARNIK/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • A deadly shooting at a Colorado Springs bar left at least five people killed and more than a dozen others injured on Saturday night.
  • Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York lambasted Republican Representative Lauren Boebert of Colorado, a prominent gun-rights advocate, for playing “a major role in elevating anti-LGBT+ hate rhetoric and anti-trans lies” and “blocking even the most common sense gun safety laws.”
  • “You don’t get to ‘thoughts and prayers’ your way out of this,” AOC tweeted to Boebert. “Look inward and change.”

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