Huckabee rips Ocasio-Cortez for ‘shocking’ comments about crime spike in New York

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee (R) gutted the representative. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez In politics, as in baseball, it doesn’t end until it ends Goya CEO dismisses criticism for praising Trump: “I’m not apologizing” Trump tweets his support for Goya Foods amid boycott MORE (DN.Y.) Monday for his “staggering” comments about rising crime rates in New York City.

Huckabee, speaking on Fox News, criticized the first-term Democratic lawmaker for saying at a recent virtual town hall meeting that factors contributing to the rise in crime could include high unemployment and people who “need to feed their children” because “they don’t they do it. ” have money “.

“There is a big difference between shoplifting and cold-blooded murder, and not knowing that the difference is downright surprising,” Huckabee said in “America’s Newsroom.”

Shooting in New York increased 46 percent in the first six months of this year compared to the same period in 2019, and homicides increased 21 percent, according to the New York Police Department (NYPD).

“She says, ‘People are hungry, so they go out and raise bread.’ no, they are randomly going out and killing people, “said Huckabee, a contributor to Fox News.” You don’t kill a 1-year-old because you need some bread. That doesn’t put bread on your table. And that’s why you have to mention the absurdity of your comments. “

“She needs to go back and recognize that violent crime has nothing to do with people raising some bread,” he added.

On Thursday, Ocasio-Cortez analyzed the possible causes of the considerable increase in crime during the coronavirus recession.

“Perhaps this has to do with the fact that people are not paying the rent and they are afraid to pay the rent, so they go out and need to feed their children and have no money,” he said. “They are placed in a position where they feel they need to steal some bread or go hungry that night.”

During the Independence Day weekend, 68 people were shot in New York, leaving 10 dead.

The shootings come as New York police say retirement applications have quadrupled compared to the same period last year.