It’s always hard to tell if socialist US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is ignorant, lying, or just engaging in projection of her fanciful, wishful thinking. Another day, another case in point. The Congresswoman from Queens explained to CNN why she skipped the Biden swearing in.
“Yes, well, one just tried to bring a gun on the floor of the House today,” she responded. “I believe it was Representative Andy Harris of Maryland. He tried to bring in a gun on to the House floor. For individuals who don’t know, guns are not allowed in the District of Columbia.”
While it’s true that the District has always tried to make it as hard as possible to — lawfully — own, let alone carry a firearm, yes, you can have have guns there. I even have a vague recollection of the Supreme Court weighing in on the subject.
As she explained to Fredo Cuomo . . .
“Yeah, you know, I think we also had very real security concerns as well, as you mentioned earlier,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “We still don’t yet feel safe around other members of Congress and—”
“How many are ‘We?’” Cuomo interjected.
“I think a very considerable amount,” Ocasio-Cortez replied.
But, as I said, wishful thinking might figure into her ridiculous claim. With courts that are iffy at best on upholding Second Amendment rights anti-gun Democrats in control of both Congress and the White House, she may be anticipating a coming ban of some kind.
GOP lawmakers campaigned with images of them cocking guns next to photos of myself,
Now they are trying to violate DC law and House rules to sneak guns onto the House floor two weeks after a white supremacist insurrection that killed 5 people.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 22, 2021
As a scholar of local and constitutional law, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez almost makes an adequate bartender.