Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) spoke out on Tuesday to blast President Donald Trump for what she described as his “incompetence,” saying that people are dying because of it.
Ocasio-Cortez went on her latest tirade against Trump on “Democracy Now!” where she blasted his administration for its handling of the coronavirus pandemic:
“Overall, not just President Trump but this entire administration knew what was coming. Trump knew this pandemic was coming. The military knew this pandemic was coming. The CDC knew this pandemic was coming. HHS Health and Human Services knew this pandemic was coming. There was a structural but also universal refusal to acknowledge and, more importantly, to act. This pandemic and the casualties we are seeing is again not just do [sic] to coronavirus. There are people dying unnecessarily.
“There are people not just dying in hospital. In New York City alone, we are seeing two to three hundred people dying in their homes a day, per day in New York City, inside their homes. In addition to the hospitalizations, these numbers that you are seeing all in all many of them are confirmed coronavirus cases. As you mentioned, many people do not have access to tests. So a lot of these deaths that you are seeing there are many more that are uncounted, that are being counted as pneumonia or being counted as other cases of death because those people are not able to get a COVID-19 test.”
Not stopping there, Ocasio-Cortez accused the Trump administration of denying science, among other things. “These additional deaths many of them are unnecessary,” she said. “They are deaths of incompetence. They are deaths of science denial. They are deaths of inequality. So it is important for us to acknowledge how unnecessary the level of crisis that we are at right now that is due to the incompetence of this administration, that is due to the lack of responsiveness of this administration.”
Ocasio-Cortez’s comments came the very same day that Dr. Anthony Fauci noted that the situation seems to be improving in New York, pointing out that the amount of hospitalizations and admissions to intensive care had leveled off. “Everybody who knows me knows that I am very conservative about making projections, but those are the kind of good signs that you look for,” Fauci said. “That’s the first thing you see when you start to see the turnaround.”
“That’s the first thing you see when you start to see the turnaround.”
— The Epoch Times (@EpochTimes) April 7, 2020
Clearly, Ocasio-Cortez doesn’t really care about the situation in New York, and instead is only interested in finding ways to politicize coronavirus as an attack on President Trump. Shame on her for trying to use a pandemic that has killed thousands of people for her own political gain.
This piece was written by PoliZette Staff on April 7, 2020. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.