- The Washington Times - Friday, May 17, 2019

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez fired off a series of tweets Friday afternoon accusing Republican lawmakers of trying to destroy U.S. democracy in favor of a “far-right Christian theocracy.”

“To the GOP extremists trying to invoke ‘the unborn’ to jail people for abortion: Where are you on climate change? OH right, you want to burn fossil fuels til there’s hell on Earth,” Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, a democratic socialist, tweeted to her 4.2 million followers. “If they were truthful about their motives, they’d be consistent in their principles. They’re not.”

Ms. Ocasio-Cortez went on to suggest that Republicans’ pro-life efforts are inherently racist and claimed that the party would support her controversial Green New Deal climate change plan if they really cared about minority children.

Ms. Ocasio-Cortez said the GOP should be forthright in its purported plans to dismantle American democracy.

“What angers me about the GOP’s attempts to turn the United States into a far-right Christian theocracy is how dishonest they are about it,” she wrote. “At least be forthright about your desire to subvert and dismantle our democracy into a creepy theological order led by a mad king.”

The congresswoman’s comments come amid a slew of anti-abortion laws being passed in multiple states — the most restrictive being in Alabama where Republican Gov. Kay Ivey signed a bill Wednesday outlawing virtually all abortions in the state, including in cases of rape and incest.

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