This virus has become the most politicized outbreak in the history of our country, and that is due in no small part to the garbage ‘mainstream’ media in our country — most of whom are nothing more than left-wing propagandists and hacks whose entire existence in the age of Trump is to destroy his presidency, no matter if the country goes down with him.
Because it’s become so politicized and because the media hasn’t reported on it honestly, Americans have no clue what to believe about it.
But here’s one thing that is absolutely true: Democrats are the most responsible for the proliferation of the virus and the resultant tanking of the economy because they are the ones keeping it down and keeping Americans in doubt about ‘the science’ surrounding the virus.
Oh, and one other thing: The party that most blames President Trump for the deaths as a result of the virus (the death toll has also been politicized, by the way) represents portions of the country where the most deaths have occurred. (Related: US reports first case of COVID-19 reinfection.)
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez likes criticizing Republicans, particularly President Donald Trump, over their handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Oct. 6, for instance, AOC criticized Trump for advising Republicans to hold off on negotiating a COVID-19 relief package until after the presidential election, given House Leader Nancy Pelosi and her fellow Democrats’ radical partisanship during stimulus negotiations.
“What an anti-everybody agenda looks like,” the New York Democrat tweeted Oct. 6.
“The President & GOP are walking away from getting ANY COVID stimulus relief done, effectively endangering millions, after *they* themselves got COVID & enjoyed free socialized healthcare, so they can push through an anti-ACA SCOTUS pick.”
Yes, well…now, onto some facts.
According to Harvard University’s COVID-19 Metrics for United States Congressional Districts project, the districts with the highest number of coronavirus deaths as of the end of September all are represented by Democrats:
5. New York’s 5th Congressional District, represented by Democratic Rep. Gregory Meeks (in office since 1998): 2.60 confirmed COVID deaths per 1,000 residents.
4. New York’s 9th Congressional District, represented by Democratic Rep. Yvette Clark (in office since 2007): 2.63 confirmed COVID deaths per 1,000 people.
3. New York’s 6th Congressional District, represented by Democratic Rep. Grace Meng (in office since 2013): 2.90 confirmed COVID deaths per 1,000 people.
2. New York’s 15th Congressional District, represented by Democratic Rep. José Serrano (in office since 1991): 3.08 confirmed COVID deaths per 1,000 people.
1. New York’s 14th Congressional District, represented by Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (in office since 2019): 3.09 confirmed COVID deaths per 1,000 people.
Now, it should be said that U.S. representatives are elected by district residents to go to Washington, D.C., and be their voice in Congress. They don’t run the individual districts; elected local and state leaders do.
Therefore, it would be more appropriate to cast aspersions for the high death rate — the No. 1 rate — for her district on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, both Democrats.
Or no one because it’s a virus and viruses spread. They just do.
But still, it’s “ridiculous” for the New York freshman lawmaker “to be lobbing grenades at anyone else” over their response to the pandemic, said The Western Journal’s editor-in-chief George Upper.
“Just as I would say that I don’t think Donald Trump has a heck of a lot to do with how many people are dying from COVID,” Upper said last week on “WJ Live,” the Journal’s new podcast, “I wouldn’t hold a representative responsible for that.”
“For AOC to be lobbing grenades at anyone else when that’s what her home district looks like is just ridiculous,” he said.
“The narrative on the left is that politicians are responsible for it as long as the politicians are Donald Trump. That’s the narrative from the left. It’s ridiculous,” he added.
Fact check: True.