After “Fox and Friends” ran a segment on a fatal shooting by a member of the MS-13 gang in a subway station, linking the shooting — which occurred in Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) district — to the congresswoman’s calls to abolish ICE, the freshman lawmaker tore into the show’s hosts.
“Unlike these people, I actually care about my community,” she said in a tweet. “We’ve been monitoring this heartbreaking situation and have been working with the community to heal.”
Unlike these people, I actually care about my community. This happened across my old campaign office.
We’ve been monitoring this heartbreaking situation and have been working with the community to heal.
Meanwhile, ICE is detaining children, political activists & 21 Savage. https://t.co/hCMdrFEwdF
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 8, 2019
In the Friday morning segment, Fox repeatedly broadcast graphic cellphone footage of the shooting, which Immigration and Customs Enforcement has confirmed was carried out by a member of MS-13 and is known to be in the U.S. illegally, according to the Daily Beast.
“We have video of him being murdered in the district of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez,” co-host Brian Kilmeade said.
“Now, if the only hope we have of kicking this guy out before he can kill somebody, shoot somebody, is ICE. And that’s what they do, to try and hunt them down,” he continued. “So you would think that maybe the people might be upset at ICE for maybe not getting there quick enough. … But no, not her. Ocasio-Cortez after, I imagine, seeing this horror, is upset that ICE even exists. She cried about it. And you just watched these border negotiations, as you see this horrible scene going down.”
As the video of the murder played on repeat on the screen, the chyron said, “AOC WON’T FUND ICE DESPITE MS-13 MURDER,” before Fox played a clip of the congresswoman talking about her push to defund the agency over human rights abuses.
Fox and Friends broadcasts graphic viral video of man getting shot in subway station pic.twitter.com/IKXqWzfAFQ
— TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) February 8, 2019