HEY, AOC —KNOCK IT OFF! Adams Warns Rep Over 'Irresponsible' Murder Claim in Subway Death

posted by Hannity Staff - 5.04.23

New York City Mayor Eric Adams wants AOC to tone down the rhetoric.

According to a report from Fox News, everybody’s favorite Democratic-Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) blasted NYC Mayor Eric Adams for not condemning the death of a homeless man on the subway as “public murder.”

30-year-old Jordan Neely lost his life while being restrained by other passengers —including a 24-year-old Marine veteran.

From Fox News:

The New York City Medical Examiner’s Office ruled Neely’s death a homicide caused by pressure to the neck.

The Marine veteran was taken into custody by New York Police Department officers and released without charges. Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office promised to review the Medical Examiner’s report and video and photo footage, identify and interview witnesses and obtain medical records.

“Jordan Neely was murdered,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote on social media Wednesday. “But [because] Jordan was houseless and crying for food in a time when the city is raising rents and stripping services to militarize itself while many in power demonize the poor, the murderer gets protected [with] passive headlines [and] no charges. It’s disgusting.”

“Any loss of life is tragic. There’s a lot we don’t know about what happened here, so I’m going to refrain from commenting further,” Mayor Adams said in a press statement.

He continued, “However, we do know there were serious mental health issues in play here which is why our administration has made record investment in providing care to those who ended it and getting people off the streets and subways, and out of dangerous situations.”

AOC had a response locked and loaded.

“This honestly feels like a new low: not being able to clearly condemn a public murder because the victim was of a social status some would deem ‘too low’ to care about,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote. “The last sentence is especially rich from an admin trying to cut the very services that could have helped him.”

While appearing on CNN Primetime to discuss the incident, Adams took a shot at AOC for being irresponsible during an active investigation.

“I don’t think that’s very responsible at a time when we’re still investigating the situation. Let’s let the DA conduct his investigation with the law enforcement officials, to really interfere with that is not the right thing to do,” he replied. “And I’m going to be responsible and allow them to do their job and allow them to determine what exactly happened here.”

More over at Fox News:

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