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Senate Majority Leader Schumer And Representative Ocasio-Cortez Hold Press Conference Social media users called out on Thursday the reaction that Democrat Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) had earlier in the day when he stood next to far-left Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) as she claimed that the solution to reducing violent crime was to stop building new prisons.
“If we want to reduce violent crime, if we want to reduce the number of people in our jails, the answer is to stop building more of them,” Ocasio-Cortez said at a press conference. “The answer is to make sure that we actually build more hospitals, we pay organizers, we get people mental health care and overall health care, employment, etc. It’s to support communities, not throw them away.”
Social media users called attention to Schumer’s response, or lack thereof, as AOC made the highly controversial remarks: The Senate Majority Leader, a Democrat, stood next to AOC as she said we need to stop building jails and arguing against them. https://t.co/72F72TPLDL
— kaitlin, congressional fashion police (@thefactualprep) June 3, 2021
Why the hell did Chuck Schumer just stand [email protected] listen to this train wreck. https://t.co/rb2wmqr4mh
— Kambree (@KamVTV) June 4, 2021 Schumer is playing to AOC’s tune. Why is he even there? Does he actually buy into this nonsense or is he that terrified of a primary threat from the bartender? Saw this w/ his loathsome cowardice re: anti-Jewish violence during the Israel-Hamas fighting. What a loser. https://t.co/7H0hI1wAuY
— Boris Ryvkin (@BRyvkin) June 3, 2021 Wow, @SenSchumer did nothing as she said it. https://t.co/7A0G39wTrt
— Brooklyn Republicans (@KingsCountyGOP) June 4, 2021 Watch Chuck Schumer.
� https://t.co/hdyAri9axf — Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) June 4, 2021 The remarks from AOC come after the New York Police Department announced last month that crime statistics had skyrocketed for April 2021 compared to April 2020: For the month of April 2021, overall index crime in New York City rose 30.4% compared with April 2020, driven by a 66% increase in grand larceny (2,659 v. 1,601) and a 35.6% increase in felony assault (1,630 v. 1,202). Robbery saw a 28.6% […]