Like Lauren Underwood, AOC links Rittenhouse to white supremacy
Early Saturday afternoon, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (“AOC”, D, NY-14) tweeted out a two-tweet thread to her 10 1/2 million followers on Twitter concerning recently released Kyle Rittenhouse.
The thread is transcribed for ease of reading:
“People who argue that dramatic changes to policing, including budgetary ones, will mean ‘violent people will be let out of jail to roam free’ rarely ever acknowledge that’s actually the current system we have today for the privileged.
“Does anyone believe Rittenhouse would be released if he were Muslim & did the same thing in a diff context?
“For people who say ‘systemic racism doesn’t exist,’ this is what it looks like: protection of white supremacy baked deep into our carceral systems.
“Law and disorder.”Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweet on 11/20/20, emphasis added
There it was, a linkage to “white supremacy” similar to the one IL-14 Congresswoman Lauren Underwood made last month in a press release concerning Kyle Rittenhouse from her congressional campaign.
AOC’s tweet promulgated an article published in the New York Post late Saturday night.
The article also mistakenly identified the men shot by Rittenhouse as “protestors”.
Since AOC’s tweet, or the publication of the Post article, there has been no response from Rittenhouse’s legal team, including the #FightBack Foundation’s civil team, which filed suit against Joe Biden’s presidential campaign for defaming Rittenhouse as a “white supremacist”.
Given AOC interfered with an Illinoisan from our community in nearby Antioch, I took the liberty of alerting the #FightBack team myself:
If there are more developments to this story, McHenry County Blog will provide updates as they become available.
The New York Post article can be viewed here.
Update: L. Lin Wood Responds to AOC claim
Saturday night, #FightBack Foundation Chairman & CEO L. Lin Wood responded to AOC’s Saturday afternoon tweets in a radio interview with Judge Jeanine Pirro on WABC. Audio released via YouTube Sunday night.
Excerpt is cued to the Kyle Rittenhouse portion of interview (minute 45 seconds in length):
The entire 7-minute 15 second interview segment includes updates on Wood’s private lawsuits against the Georgia secretary of state in order to protect the runoff voting in the January 5 U.S. Senate runoff election.