WATCH: AOC suggests increase in NYC crime tied to people shoplifting to “feed their child”

During a recent zoom call, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) made a provocative claim regarding the reason for an increase in NYC crime.

“Maybe this has to do with the fact that people aren’t paying their rent & are scared to pay their rent & so they go out & they need to feed their child & they don’t have money so… they feel like they either need to shoplift some bread or go hungry.”

Most of the arrests made in NYC are not related to families stealing food and general household staples.

One Twitter user replied “Bread theft isn’t on the rise in NY. Homicides are. Is she..smoking smack?”

Another wrote “She saw Les Miserables and thought it was a documentary.”

Rachel wrote “she’s insane.”

https://twitter.com/abby_alexandria/status/1282448332061900800?s=20