Ocasio-Cortez said Republicans would reject Jesus if he came to Congress today

by Jordyn Pair · Oct 13th, 2020 10:11 am

Last Updated Oct 15th, 2020 at 10:12 am

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said after the first day of the Supreme Court hearings to confirm nominee Amy Coney Barrett that Republicans would not recognize Jesus if he came to Congress.

Ocasio-Cortez said she was "sick and tired" of Republicans using faith "to advance bigotry."

Ocasio-Cortez also posted a video from a House Oversight Hearing in February on religious freedom that she thought that if "Christ himself" came to Congress that he would be rejected.

"Sometimes, especially this body, I feel as though if Christ himself walked through these doors and said what he said thousands of years ago, that we should love our neighbor and our enemy, that we should welcome the stranger, fight for the least of us," she said in the video, "he would be maligned as a radical and rejected from these doors."

She also retweeted a post from Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN).

Barrett has been repeatedly scrutinized for her Catholic faith, despite her saying that she would consider arguments based on merit rather than her personal beliefs.


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