Dem Congresswoman Claims: ‘1 Out Of 4 People In The World Are Locked Away In Cages In America’

Democratic Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley seems to think the United States is home to more than one and a half billion incarcerated individuals—more than three times its actual population.

In a since-deleted tweet, Pressley claimed on Thursday morning that “one out of four people in the world are locked away in cages in America.”

This figure, Pressley said, includes a “moral obligation to do something.”

“When we acknowledge America’s dark past, we provide ourselves w/ a chance to fundamentally change our future,” she added.

Here’s how some people responded to the outlandish claim:

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