Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) joined dozens of other lawmakers in slamming a message from Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) mourning the victims of a deadly shooting at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado late Saturday.
Ocasio-Cortez and others commented on a Twitter post from Boebert to demand that she take accountability for elevating anti-LGBTQ tropes and rhetoric that have fueled similar attacks against LGBTQ bars, restaurants and hospitals this year.
“You have played a major role in elevating anti-LGBT+ hate rhetoric and anti-trans lies while spending your time in Congress blocking even the most common sense gun safety laws,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted in a Sunday afternoon post responding Boebert. “You don’t get to ‘thoughts and prayers’ your way out of this. Look inward and change.”