New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was heckled at an event by a woman later revealed as a member of a bizarre pro-Trump political group.
During an AOC town hall in Queens, a woman stood up and began yelling that the only way to solve climate change is to start “eating babies.”
“We only have a few months left… Your next campaign slogan should be this: we have to start eating babies,” the woman said as she took off her jacket to display a t-shirt saying “Save the Planet. Eat the Children.”
“We don’t have enough time,” the woman said. “Even if we would bomb Russia, we still have too many people, too much pollution, so we have to get rid of the babies. Just stopping having babies is not enough, we need to eat the babies.”
AOC tried to diffuse the situation as others at the event tried to calm the woman down.
“Luckily, we have more than a few months,” she said, adding that there are many “positive” solutions to the climate crisis.
Trump and son use video to attack AOC:
The video was amplified by President Trump and his son, Don Jr.
“Seems like a normal AOC supporter to me,” Don Jr. wrote.
“AOC is a Wack Job!” Trump wrote as he shared the video.
AOC initially urged followers to display compassion toward the woman, writing that she was “concerned there was a woman in crisis” and wanted to “ensure we treat the situation compassionately.”
“Let’s not mock or make a spectacle,” she wrote. The woman “may have been suffering from a mental condition and it’s not okay that the right-wing is mocking her and potentially make her condition or crisis worse,” she added. “Be a decent human being a knock it off.”
Woman identified as fringe “cult” member:
A Twitter account belonging to the LaRouche PAC took credit for the stunt.
Matthew Sweet, who wrote the book on the group, told the Washington Post that they are a “bizarre political cult” and interrupting political events was a “fairly well-established tactic for them.”
“The tactic is you go to a political meeting and you create a disturbance that disrupts the meeting, and more importantly, that creates a kind of chaos,” he said.
“LaRouche led the group until he died at 96 in February. LaRouche, who ran for president eight times between 1976 and 2004, ‘built a worldwide following based on conspiracy theories, economic doom, anti-Semitism, homophobia and racism,’ The Post’s Timothy R. Smith wrote. In its early years, the organization’s views skewed left, but LaRouche’s vision eventually shifted, becoming ‘ultraconservative and apocalyptic,’” The Post reported. “More recently, the group has expressed support for Trump.”
"Turns out the woman yelling was a Trump supporter," AOC tweeted. "Doesn't rule out potential mental issue."