AOC invokes Bible, taunts 'religious right' about interest rates, punishing women and 'queer people,' and trying to 'outlaw sex'

Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) used the Bible to make the case for her legislation to cap interest rates Thursday, while also accusing the "religious right" of punishing women and "queer people" and attempting to "outlaw sex."

What are the details?

Ocasio-Cortez has teamed up with fellow democratic socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in proposing the Stop Loan Sharks Act, which would cap credit card interest rates and virtually eliminate payday lending.

To promote the bill, she retweeted a Vox article outlining the plan with a message that "Usury — aka high interest — happens to be explicitly denounced in the Bible (& many other religions)."

She then mocked Christian legislators, adding, "Looking forward to having the religious right uphold their principles + sign my bill" with a smiling emoji donning a halo.

"Unless of course, they're only invoking religion to punish women + queer people," the representative from New York added in a political dig.



Responding to a comment that Sen. Sanders has pushed the legislation for a long time, Ocasio-Cortez wrote with a wink, "Yep! I'm just carrying it in the House and whipping votes there but if Mitch McConnell wants to actually use religious principles for good + reinstate usury laws, he's more than welcome."


AOC invokes Bible, taunts 'religious right' about interest rates, punishing women and 'queer people,' and trying to 'outlaw sex' AOC invokes Bible, taunts 'religious right' about interest rates, punishing women and 'queer people,' and trying to 'outlaw sex' Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 04:32 Rating: 5

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