AOC Claims Republicans Would Attack Jesus If He Came To Congress, Swipes ‘Religious Liberty’ As Discriminatory

Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sounded off on American Christians on Monday when she claimed they were abusing their constitutionally-recognized religious liberty to discriminate against people groups.

In a pair of tweets, the congresswoman also claimed Republicans in her chamber who claim to follow Jesus, would not recognize him, send him out, or even attack him—should he ever come to Congress.

“Sick and tired of Republicans who co-opt faith as an excuse to advance bigotry and barbarism,” she tweeted. “Fact is, if today Christ himself came to the floor of Congress and repeated his teachings, many would malign him as a radical and eject him from the chamber.”

“When politicians use faith as an excuse to pass and uphold laws that seize control of people’s bodies but not guarantee them healthcare, feed the poor, shelter the homeless, or welcome the stranger, you have to wonder if it’s really about faith at all,” she added.

The Daily Wire reports:

According to numbers compiled by Pew Research Center, 99.2 percent of the Republican members of Congress identify as Christian.

Ocasio-Cortez’s sensational and unsubstantiated remarks come as confirmation hearings began on Monday for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, who is a devout Catholic.

Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee talked extensively about Democrats’ bigoted attacks on Barrett in 2017 over her faith.

“Some of my colleagues may once again, try to misrepresent and out right disparage Judge Barrett’s religious beliefs and affiliations,” Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) said. “In 2017, they suggested Judge Barrett was too faithful or too Catholic to be a judge. One senator asked whether she considered herself an Orthodox Catholic. Another told her the dogma lives loudly within you and that is of concern. Let me remind everyone that Article 1 clearly prohibits religious tests for serving in public office.”