Former NYPD officer Joe Murray took aim at Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for lending support to a group of anti-police activists who claimed officers are racist and demanded their supporters punch a cop.
Murray, a moderate Democrat who just ran for District Attorney in Queens, called AOC’s actions “disgusting” and “outrageous.”
The former lawman appeared in an interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, who asked, “What do you make of a sitting member of Congress endorsing the punch-a-cop movement?”
“Disgusting. I’m all for the First Amendment. People should express themselves,” Murray responded. “But when you are talking about encouraging people to commit crimes, particularly striking police officers, that’s outrageous.”
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Carlson and Murray are referencing a tweet in which Ocasio-Cortez stood up for a group of activists who last week engaged in an anti-police protest by jumping subway turnstiles.
The group was fighting against a recent crackdown on fare evasion because, as most criminals do, they believe it is there right to take what others have to pay for.
AOC was all in.