Rep. Ocasio-Cortez: ‘What Good Are Your Thoughts & Prayers When They Don’t Even Keep the Pews Safe?’

By Craig Bannister | March 15, 2019 | 10:37am EDT
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) (Screenshot)

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) questioned the power of prayer in a tweet reacting to the New Zealand terrorist attack on mosques that left 49 dead on Friday.

Citing prior attacks and including CNN video of New Zealand’s prime minister commenting on the massacre, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez posted a tweet questioning “thoughts & prayers”:

At 1st I thought of saying, “Imagine being told your house of faith isn’t safe anymore.” But I couldn’t say “imagine.” Because of Charleston. Pittsburgh. Sutherland Springs. What good are your thoughts & prayers when they don’t even keep the pews safe?

Following a backlash on Twitter, Ocasio-Cortez posted a follow-up tweet claiming she was quoting the National Rifle Association when she referred to “thoughts and prayers”:

(“Thoughts and prayers” is reference to the NRA’s phrase used to deflect conversation away from policy change during tragedies. Not directed to PM Ardern, who I greatly admire.)

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