In other CPAC news that was overshadowed by Trump’s two-hour hate rant, Jerry Falwell Jr. made a not-so-veiled threat on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez while drooling over guns. This was also where Donald Trump Jr. made his gross “#MeToo” joke, but try to ignore him and the revulsion you feel every time he opens his mouth and focus on the other guy with the ill-advised beard.
— Vic Berger IV (@VicBergerIV) March 5, 2019
“My boys always had guns in their hands,” Falwell says. “That’s not something you teach them, that’s something they’re born with.”
Nobody in the history of humanity has ever been born with a gun in their hand, but please, do go on.
“But as far as those cows you mentioned, I’ve got 100 cows, you just let Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez show up at my house and try and take my cows away.”
This, of course, is in reference to the absurd and entirely imaginary idea that the Green New Deal is going to make cows illegal or something. Regardless, in the context of Falwell just coming off talking about how his children were born with Glocks in their hands, this very much sounds like a death threat.
Any rational person knows that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is not going to personally show up at Falwell’s house on a horse to rustle away his cows, but as we’ve all learned again and again in this country, rhetoric like this tends to lead to things like white supremacists with massive gun caches making hit lists of people like Ocasio-Cortez.
Ocasio-Cortez is here to remind us all that this isn’t actually supposed to be normal.
Cool cool – this is fine, totally acceptable and normal rhetoric; legitimized by the presence of members of Congress and the President. 👍🏽
Let me guess: no apology is necessary here, because they’ve simply been “misunderstood.” https://t.co/5WSo7aELR9
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 5, 2019
It looks like Falwell isn’t even going to bother with that, since two hours after Ocasio-Cortez posted the tweet above, Falwell tweeted this:
. @AOC Although we disagree on most of our politics, I would love to offer you the invite to come present your ideas at Liberty Convocation. Unlike most schools we welcome free speech and hearing from those who differ from our political views.
— Jerry Falwell (@JerryFalwellJr) March 5, 2019
Sure, invite the woman you basically threatened to shoot for something entirely imaginary to your alleged “school” where the attendees very likely hate her and probably heard you say that she should be shot. What a great idea. Surely Ocasio-Cortez will get right on that.
Meanwhile, her fans are here you remind you about the whole pool boy thing. Remember that?
Come to me The Jerry…jump into Giancarlos arms… pic.twitter.com/J0Iw2JRsE3
— 🐾Liberal Puppy🐾 (@liberalpuppy) March 6, 2019
How did the Giancarlo the Poolboy who he loaned a couple million to end up memory-holed so quickly?
— Eimear Coamhánach (@eimzcaomhanach) March 5, 2019
@AOC If you need a place to stay, he has a well-staffed pool house.
— Claude Hopper (@ClaudeHopper10) March 5, 2019
— jamaycanprincess 🇯🇲 (@jamaycanprinces) March 5, 2019
The only thing you welcome is super hunky poolboys.
— Jeff Washington (@jaydwashington) March 5, 2019
She’s just not that into you, bro. Ps, neither was the pool boy. He was faking it for the payoff.
— NastyWomanLizStewart (@LizStewartComic) March 6, 2019
Where do I sign up for poolboy? pic.twitter.com/yDWlAOxFaZ
— Uncle Buck (@BuckyBuck2001) March 6, 2019
Others were quick to point out that Falwell’s “Liberty University” is not the bastion of free speech he claims it to be.
unlike most schools….we aren't a real school
— ryan craig (@RyanLosAngeles) March 5, 2019
And yet Liberty University actively tries to silence their students when they speak out against actions of the university
— Alisha🌿 (@SassyEconomist) March 5, 2019
“Unlike most schools” pic.twitter.com/NLV0O2akzr
— Krista🖤 (@aglionbygirl) March 6, 2019
Here is the best of example of the freedom of speech this hypocrite is preaching: pic.twitter.com/lrkqSqll6Z
— 🇵🇸🇺🇸 פלסטיני (@RepentoGod) March 5, 2019
Most schools don’t have political views.
— The Hardcore Thor (@TheHardcoreThor) March 6, 2019
Yes, just ask the folks who started the Liberty Young Democrats club! You guys are ALL about free speech and differing political views.https://t.co/D0HnVCS7WS
— Intellectual Fart Web (@FartwebdotCom) March 6, 2019
"Unlike most schools we welcome free speech and hearing from those who differ from our political views."https://t.co/EuybAersaZ
— hopeful but realistic (@DumbTweetsDumb1) March 5, 2019
But mostly, people seem concerned for Ocasio-Cortez’s safety.
Pretty sure this is a trap so you can live out your fantasy of shooting AOC
— (((Ismael Cosio))) (@_officialish) March 5, 2019
She should probably wear the bulletproof vest tho…
— Loretta Chopey (@LorettaChopey) March 6, 2019
— thesickness85 (@TheSickness85) March 5, 2019
Will the cows and your boys with guns be there?
— Denis (@arlo120) March 6, 2019
Plan on shooting her then in "self defense"?https://t.co/4AbeOkUwHN
— Beta Max Bill (@MadmanIke) March 6, 2019
"I DIDN'T THREATEN TO SHOOT HER LAST WEEKEND, IT WAS A FEW YEARS AGO THAT'S TOTALLY DIFFERENT… UNRELATED BTW, WANNA COME OVER?"
Yeah sounds about right.
— 🏳️🌈Dick Tingler🏳️🌈 (@Butt_Tingler) March 5, 2019
Maybe just stop talking, Jerry. You do have a right to remain silent.