Socialist Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) made some surprising accusations against Rep Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas).
Ocasio-Cortez went after Crenshaw for a tweet about a Houston-area woman who used a handgun to defend herself when five men tried to rob her.
“Situations like this story are why we protect the 2nd Amendment,’ Crenshaw tweeted.
He added: “Side note: With universal background checks, I wouldn’t be able to let my friends borrow my handgun when they travel alone like this. We would make felons out of people just for defending themselves.”
Ocasio-Cortez quickly replied, asking why he is “lending” people his guns and accusing the Texas lawmaker of giving firearms to people who have “likely abused their spouse or have a violent criminal record.”
Crenshaw did not take kindly to Ocasio-Cortez’s words – responding by questioning why she thinks his friends are domestic abusers and criminals, and saying that people lend one another guns for self-defense and hunting.
Crenshaw then took a shot at Ocasio-Cortez’s hometown, saying, “This is America outside NYC.”