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AOC Tweets ‘What Good Are Your Thoughts & Prayers’ After Mass Shooting at Christchurch Mosques

In her address to her nation, the Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern said that her thoughts as well of those of all residents were with the victims of the terrible mass shooting earlier that evening.

The horrific attack, as we have outlined here, was a mass shooting that took place at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Four people are in custody as the investigation and recovery are both underway in the country.

CNN tweeted a video of the Prime Minister offering her thoughts for those killed while praying. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) retweeted that and said “what good are your thoughts & prayers when they won’t even keep the pews safe?”

About 47 minutes later, she tweeted a follow-up saying that wasn’t referring to the remarks from the Prime Minister but for some reason instead to American gun organization the NRA.

She did not address the fact that the victims were themselves praying, although many Twitter replies made that point to her.

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