Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attacked the NRA immediately after the New Zealand terror attack, then pivoted amid pushback

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter on Friday in the immediate aftermath of the horrific terrorist attack that targeted two mosques — where at least 49 people were murdered, included young children — in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand.

While news of the attack was breaking early Friday morning, the lawmaker eschewed the standard statement condemning violence and offering condolences that politicians often deliver following similar attacks.

Instead, the 29-year-old Democrat responded in her

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