Twitter news aggregator Twitchy has caught socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, D-N.Y., flashing the “white power symbol.”
You remember, that symbol that got a Chicago Cubs fan banned from the team’s stadium for life.
Why did Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez flash a white power symbol on her livestream last night? pic.twitter.com/O02qZPNrPd
— Ashley StClair 🇺🇸 (@stclairashley) May 30, 2019
It was Ashley StClair who posted the image of Cortez online, asking, “Why did Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez flash a white power symbol on her livestream last night?”
And Twitter users HillReporter provided the image for which a Cubs fan was banned from Wrigley Field.
Cubs Fan Banned For Life For Flashing ‘White Power’ Symbol At Wrigley Field https://t.co/kPfB8boowe
— HillReporter.com (@HillReporter) May 12, 2019
JWF even provided an earlier image of Cortez, with apparently the same symbol.
— JWF (@JammieWF) May 30, 2019
Twitchy reported some news outlets find the gesture so extreme that they pixelate it.
It’s just the latest controversy surrounding the newcomer to Congress from New York.
She insisted on subpoenas for certain members of the Trump administration with security clearances because she fears they will be “putting nuclear codes in Instagram DMs.”
.@RepAOC @AOC: “Every day that we go on without getting to the bottom of this matter is a day that we are putting hundreds if not potentially thousands of Americans at risk. I mean, really, what is next, putting nuclear codes in Instagram DMs?!? This is ridiculous.” pic.twitter.com/EkTPWbwIn4
— CSPAN (@cspan) April 2, 2019
She also recently drew attention for a history flub. She said Republicans changed the Constitution to prevent President Franklin Delano Roosevelt from being re-elected. In fact, he had been dead two years when Congress approved the amendment in 1947. It was ratified by the states in 1951.
She also trashed prayer, writing after a shooting, “What good are your thoughts & prayers when they don’t even keep the pews safe?”
Ocasio-Cortez began with:
At 1st I thought of saying, “Imagine being told your house of faith isn’t safe anymore.”
But I couldn’t say “imagine.”
Because of Charleston.
What good are your thoughts & prayers when they don’t even keep the pews safe?pic.twitter.com/2mSw0azDN8
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 15, 2019
Then she added: “This is a time of great vulnerability for our communities. We must come together, fight for each other, & stand up for neighbors. Isolation, dehumanizing stereotypes, hysterical conspiracy theories, & hatred ultimately lead to the anarch of violence. We cannot stand for it.”
Then came, wrote Twitchy, her “doozy.”
She said: “(‘Thoughts and prayers’ is reference to the NRA’s phrase used to deflect conversation away from policy change during tragedies. Not directed to PM Ardern, who I greatly admire.)”
She also, during a recent congressional hearing, demanded that Wells Fargo CEO Timothy Sloan explain why his company was involved in caging children.
He patiently explained the company wasn’t engaged in any such activity.
She’s also openly wondered whether it’s OK “to still have children” in light of the world “ending in 12 years.”
And she’s under scrutiny for alleged campaign violations involving “dark money” while promoting a “green” plan redistributing trillions of dollars of other people’s money to fund, among other things, people “unwilling” to work.
The congresswoman also was instrumental in convincing Amazon to cancel its plan for a second headquarters, in New York City, that would create 25,000 jobs.