Ocasio-Cortez Mocks Prayer Right After Dozens of People Killed While Praying

House Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is currently facing a considerable amount of backlash after foolish and insensitive commentary. Ocasio-Cortez is far from known as someone with intellectual wisdom, but this time, she truly stepped in it, as documented by The Daily Caller News Foundation.

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As the old saying goes, timing is everything. On Friday, New Zealand mosques were targeted by a shooter. At least 49 people in the mosque at the time lost their lives. To make this tragedy even more harrowing, the shooter managed to record and upload the murders.

Now, knowing all this, if you believe that mocking “thoughts and prayers” is the wrong course of action…then you would be correct. However, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez clearly doesn’t think so and this was evidenced by what she wrote on Twitter.

As any sensible person might imagine, Ocasio-Cortez’s remarks were not met well. Many people noted that individuals who attend mosques do so for the purpose of prayer. Following the rightful censure, Ocasio-Cortez tried (and failed) to backtrack from her original snub at “thoughts and prayers.”

Blaming the NRA did not take the heat off Ocasio-Cortez, nor should it have.

The Lesson to Be Learned

At the end of the day, there’s a time and place for everything. That’s the moral of this story, something which Ocasio-Cortez apparently forgot.

Even if one believes that thoughts and prayers are completely useless, uttering that after an attack on a religious place of sanctuary is not the answer. There are many people who believe in the power of prayer and it’s definitely safe to say that Ocasio-Cortez’s remarks were not appreciated, especially in light of the timing.


What do you think of the statements made by House Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? Were they inappropriate and uncalled for? Let us know in the comments section down below!

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