LES MISERABLES: AOC Blames NYC Shooting Surge on Poor People ‘Shoplifting Bread or Going Hungry’
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez suggested the recent crime surge sweeping New York City in recent weeks was a direct result of poor people “shoplifting bread” in order to feed their families due to high levels of unemployment.
“Do we think this has to do with the fact that there’s record unemployment in the United States right now?” she responded. “The fact that people are at a level of economic desperation that we have not seen since the Great Recession?”
“Maybe this has to do with the fact that people aren’t paying their rent and are scared to pay their rent and so they go out, and they need to feed their child and they don’t have money,” Ocasio-Cortez continued, “so they feel like they either need to shoplift some bread or go hungry.”