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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Smears Jerry Falwell Jr. with False ‘CPAC’ Video

Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez talks with supporters during her general campaign kick-off rally on September 22, 2018 in the Bronx borough of New York. (Photo by Don EMMERT / AFP) (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
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JUSTIN CARUSO

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) attacked Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. with false information Tuesday.

“‘I always thought that if more good people had concealed carry permits, then we could end these Muslims before they [unintelligible].’ This was just this weekend at CPAC, the conference attended by the President and members, to 1000s. Where’s the resolution against Islamophobia?” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said, retweeting a video of Jerry Falwell Jr. from an activist.

In the video Falwell Jr. says that having more people with concealed carry permits could protect against terrorism.

“I always thought that if more good people had concealed carry permits, then we could end these Muslims before they…before they walk in…” Falwell Jr. said.

The clip is not from CPAC, as Ocasio-Cortez claims, but is from December 2015, immediately after a radical Islamic terrorist attack in San Bernadino, California.

Ocasio-Cortez offered a partial correction, but has not deleted her original tweet.

Falwell Jr. and Liberty University are frequent targets of the left for their Christian and conservative views.

The LU president endorsed Trump during the Republican 2016 primary, saying the he is a “a successful executive and entrepreneur, a wonderful father and a man who I believe can lead our country to greatness again.”

Ocasio-Cortez apparently spread another piece of misleading information Tuesday, retweeting a user who claimed that Stephen Fiske, a pro-Israel activist who is mobilizing against Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) following her anti-Israel comments, was an “AIPAC [American Israel Public Affairs Committee] activist.”

Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) correspondent Ron Kampeas noted that Fiske is not, however, an AIPAC activist.

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