Radical leftist and New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez used her time during a House Oversight Committee hearing to blast a Twitter account that exists only to share what others post proudly on social media.
AOC went on a bizarre rant against the account Libs of TikTok and imagined its presence put “trans-Americans” at further risk of violence merely for showcasing what already exists on the internet.
She even used the account’s existence to claim social media does not have a bias against right-wing users.
“So much for bias against the right wing on Twitter. Additionally,” she asked one guest, “are you familiar with the account Libs of TikTok?”
“I’ve heard of it from the news. Yes.” the person responded.
“Mr. Roth, are you familiar with this account?” AOC then asked of Yoel Roth, Twitter’s former Head of Trust and Safety.
“Yes, ma’am. I am.” he replied tersely.
AOC continued: “Are you aware from that from August 11 to August 16. That account posted false information about Boston Children’s Hospital claiming that they were providing hysterectomy fees to children.”
AOC was referencing a past story shared by the account, and again, grabbed from legitimate sources that seemed to suggest the Boston hospital was in fact promoting this service. As The Federal wrote, the video – since removed the their website – featured a doctor describing how the process worked.
Just this week, BCH scrubbed a video titled “What happens during a gender-affirming hysterectomy?” after facing backlash for promoting the surgery for minors who can’t consent and do not have the mental capacity to make such a life-altering decision.
An archived version of the footage shows Dr. Frances Grimstad, an obstetrician-gynecologist, describing the process of rendering teen women infertile by removing key female reproductive organs in the name of affirmation.
“A gender-affirming hysterectomy is very similar to most hysterectomies that occur,” Grimstad happily explains. “A hysterectomy itself is the removal of the uterus, the cervix, which is the opening of the uterus, and the fallopian tubes, which are attached to the sides of the uterus.”
That video can be seen below.
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) August 11, 2022
Now, either Libs of TikTok and The Federalist are lying – or AOC is. They can’t both be telling the truth. Roth replied he was familiar with those claims and was then asked if he knew that the “lie” was being circulated by other influential users. Roth replied in the affirmative.
“And are you aware that all these claims, which I have reiterated were false, culminated in a real life harassment and ultimately a bomb threat to the Boston Children’s Hospital?” AOC then asked. Roth again said he was aware and that the account was “regrettably” active still.
AOC finished her diatribe, losing herself in a myriad of identity politic talking points before yielding back her time.
“Despite inspiring a bomb threat, due to the right wing incitement of violence against trans Americans in this country, because they cannot let go of this obsession with fixating violence and inciting violence against trans and LGBT people. In addition to immigrants in addition to women of color. This is a party that cannot pick on any one their own size and they are trying to call out an entire social media platform and use the power of this committee and of Congress in order to pursue a political agenda. I yield back,” she finished.
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