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Rep. Burgess Owens Rips Aoc For Invoking ‘White Supremacist’ Label To Make Point About Health Care

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Rep. Burgess Owens, R-Utah, accused Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, of attempting to “gaslight” the public after she referenced “white supremacist conspiracy theories” while reiterating her call for universal health care.

Ocasio-Cortez is frequently identified among a group of young progressive Democratic lawmakers known as “The Squad.” In a Jan. 30 tweet, the New York lawmaker argued that critics have established a false equivalency between progressive policies on the far left and “conspiracy theories” on the far right of the political spectrum.

“Imagine thinking that ‘healthcare is a human right’ vs white supremacist conspiracy theories are two views ‘just as extreme’ as the other,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote in a Jan. 30 tweet.

The tweet drew a rebuke from Owens, a Black former NFL player who won a House seat last November.

“Imagine growing up dealing with the horrors of actual white supremacists, only to eventually see that term just become a way for ‘woke’ Democrats to gaslight anyone who doesn’t agree with them,” said Owens.

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