- Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez quipped about Rep. Lauren Boebert’s Christmas photo on Wednesday.
- Boebert posted a photo of her family toting guns in front of the Christmas tree in support of Rep. Thomas Massie.
- Massie faced backlash for posting a similar photo of his family holding rifles.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reacted to Rep. Lauren Boebert’s photo of her family toting guns in front of a Christmas tree on Wednesday.
“The Boeberts have your six, @RepThomasMassie!” Boebert tweeted with the photo, adding “No spare ammo for you, though.”
—Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) December 8, 2021
Ocasio-Cortez, the progressive lawmaker from New York responded to Boebert’s Christmas photo, writing in a tweet: “Tell me again where Christ said use the commemoration of my birth to flex violent weapons for personal political gain’?”
The lawmaker went on to reference the right-wing campaign against an alleged concerted effort in society to secularize or erase Christmas.
She wrote: “lol @ all the years Republicans spent on cultural hysteria of society ‘erasing Christmas and it’s meaning’ when they’re doing that fine all on their own.”
—Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) December 8, 2021
During his presidential campaign, former President Donald Trump vowed to get rid of the phrase “Happy holidays” because it was a generic holiday greeting and condemned those who use it for the sake of political correctness.
The pledge to erase the phrase was part of the former president’s long-standing fight against the so-called “war on Christmas.”