BREAKING: AOC LIES about Hunter Biden laptop in congressional hearing, calls it 'half-fake'

"We can be talking about health care, we can be talking about bringing down the cost of prescription drugs, we can be talking about abortion rights, civil rights... but we're talking about Hunter Biden's half-fake laptop story."

During Wednesday's Congressional Oversight Committee hearing on Twitter censorship, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called the Hunter Biden laptop story "half-fake," and complained that Twitter failed to censor former President Donald Trump and Libs of TikTok

"When New York Post first reported in October 2020 that it had obtained contents of a laptop computer, allegedly owned by Joe Biden's son Hunter... The newspaper wasn't sharing what it obtained. New York Post had this alleged information and was trying to publish it without any corroboration, without any backup information. They were trying to publish it to Twitter, Twitter did not let them, and now they're upset." the New York congresswoman began, referring to the outcry over the censorship of Twitter accounts that shared links to the alleged corruption story.

She continued, saying she believes "political operatives who sought to inject explosive disinformation" were behind the article and the calls against its banning, and that they're now "livid" that they were censored.

"And they want the ability to do it again. They want the ability to inject this again," Ocasio-Cortez said. "So they've dragged a social media platform here in Congress. They're weaponizing the use of this committee, so that they can do it again. A whole hearing about a 24-hour hiccup in a right-wing political operation. That is why we are here right now."

The progressive congresswoman went on to complain of the "abuse" of public time and resources that the hearing was supposedly causing, then called the story of Hunter Biden's shady business dealings in Ukraine and China "half-fake."

The Hunter Biden laptop story is now verified in several accredited news sources, after social media platforms including Twitter lifted the ban on the contents of the New York Post's original article.

"We can be talking about health care, we can be talking about bringing down the cost of prescription drugs, we can be talking about abortion rights, civil rights, voting rights, but instead, we're talking about Hunter Biden's half-fake laptop story. I mean, this is an embarrassment. But I'll go into it… Let's talk about something real."

Ocasio-Cortez, a member of the Democrats' "Squad," a group of progressive representatives including Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, went on to condemn a rule-change Twitter made after Trump suggested they "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came."

The president's remark, made in July 2019, didn't name any specific congressperson, but he was "presumably targeting" the socialist freshmen congresswomen, reported Politico.

"So interesting to see 'Progressive' Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run," the president wrote.

"Why don't they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came," Trump continued. "Then come back and show us how it is done. These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough. I'm sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!"

Finding this to be offensive, Ocasio-Cortez turned to address former Twitter employee Anika Collier Navaroli, who previously testified to the House Jan. 6 Committee that the social media platform let Trump break the rules, according to The Washington Post.

" the time, Twitter's policy included a specific example, when it came to banned abuse against immigrants — as they specifically included the phrase 'go back to your country' or 'go back to where you came from,' correct?," Ocasio-Cortex questioned Navaroli, who confirmed her to be correct.

The congresswoman continued, pressing the ex-Twitter employee about the policy change that allowed the Trump tweet to remain up.

"Yes, that's true — 'go back to where you came from' was removed from the content moderation guidance as an example," Navaroli confirmed.

Join and support independent free thinkers!

We’re independent and can’t be cancelled. The establishment media is increasingly dedicated to divisive cancel culture, corporate wokeism, and political correctness, all while covering up corruption from the corridors of power. The need for fact-based journalism and thoughtful analysis has never been greater. When you support The Post Millennial, you support freedom of the press at a time when it's under direct attack. Join the ranks of independent, free thinkers by supporting us today for as little as $1.

Support The Post Millennial

Remind me next month

To find out what personal data we collect and how we use it, please visit our Privacy Policy

By signing up you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
© 2024 The Post Millennial, Privacy Policy | Do Not Sell My Personal Information