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Politics Jason Whitlock blasts Democrats and AOC over response to Capitol Hill riot: 'Jan 6 was 9/11 to AOC. GTFOH'

18:28  02 february  2021
18:28  02 february  2021 Source:   washingtonexaminer.com

Acting Capitol Police chief apologizes to lawmakers for ‘failings’ that allowed Jan. 6 breach

  Acting Capitol Police chief apologizes to lawmakers for ‘failings’ that allowed Jan. 6 breach Acting U.S. Capitol police chief Yogananda Pittman told House members that a lack of officers and appropriate weaponry, plus poor communication and organization, contributed to the attack. Acting chief Yogananda D. Pittman cited a lack of manpower, an insufficient supply of “less-lethal” weapons, confused and garbled communications, and a possible failure in lockdown procedures for leaving the Capitol and its occupants exposed to the marauding crowds that pressed their way into the building.

Sports journalist Jason Whitlock took issue with Rep. Alexandria-Ocasio Cortez’s summary of the Capitol Hill riot last month by invoking people who grew up in crime-ridden neighborhoods across the country.

Jason Whitlock wearing a suit and tie © Provided by Washington Examiner

“Think this through,” Whitlock tweeted Monday night. “American kids grow up in zip codes where shootings are daily occurrences, murders happen 6 to 10 times a year, not uncommon to be forced into a gang. Our politicians do little to protect them and rarely speak of them. But Jan 6 was 9/11 to AOC. GTFOH”

Ocasio-Cortez, who was inside the Capitol as Trump supporters stormed the building on Jan. 6, has accused Republican politicians of trying to murder her by encouraging the rally, and she claimed the incident is evidence that some of her Republican colleagues are “white supremacist sympathizers.”

On Monday night, the New York Democrat posted an Instagram Live where she revealed that she is a survivor of sexual assault and compared that trauma to being in the Capitol Building, adding that Republicans are using the “tactics of abusers.”

Democrats have launched an impeachment effort against former President Donald Trump as a result of the Capitol Hill violence that resulted in the deaths of five people.

Some Democrats, including Ocasio-Cortez, have called for the resignation of Trump-supporting Republicans, and it was recently announced that thousands of National Guard troops called to secure Washington, D.C., on Inauguration Day will stay there through March because of concerns of more violence.

Tags: News, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Capitol Hill, Donald Trump

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