Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – who has already proven she knows almost nothing about her beloved socialism, the environment, energy, science, economics, job creation and government – has now shown she knows almost nothing about history.
Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., tweeted Thursday on behalf of statehood for Washington, D.C. – a long-cherished goal of Democrats, because the city’s overwhelming Democratic voter registration would guarantee that party two seats in the Senate and one in the House.
The article goes on to state the following:
The District of Columbia Board of Elections reported in August that a whopping 76 percent of the city’s registered voters are Democrats, but only 6 percent are Republicans.
Ocasio-Cortez tweeted: “DC was the 1st territory in the United States to free the enslaved. It’s where Black Americans fled the tyranny of slavery & towards greater freedom, to DC. Yet today it’s where 2nd class citizenship reigns, and the right to vote is denied.”
Haskins contends that the National Archives says: “Slavery remained legal in the District until April 16, 1862, when President Abraham Lincoln signed into law an act abolishing slavery in the District.”
However, Vermont abolished slavery in 1777, and “every Northern state had passed laws to abolish slavery,” by 1804.
AOC tried to correct herself, tweeting, “The right is pushing back on this. To clarify in 280 chars, DC was the first area where enslaved people were freed by the US government.”
Haskins once again disputes the freshman congresswoman’s statement, saying she was not so much clarifying as she was correcting “a blatantly false statement.”
Read more at FOXNEWS.COM, as Haskins points out historical facts and AOC’s “ridiculous statements.”
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