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Thu Sep 22, 2022, 09:10 PM

AOC Rival's Family Caught in Drug and Gun Bust

QAnon-boosting Republican Tina Forte is running against a crime wave her husband, son, and beverage distribution company are part of.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/aoc-rival-tina-fortes-family-was-caught-in-2019-drug-and-gun-bust



Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s long-shot Republican opponent has labeled the left-wing lawmaker a “crime surge creator”—but in fact, the GOP candidate’s own family have been part of the uptick in illegal activity she has lamented.

A Snopes investigation earlier this year revealed that Tina Forte has a long history of flirting with the political right’s violent fringes: posting photos on social media of herself with the leader of the Proud Boys gang, sharing QAnon-flavored slogans, and even participating in events around Donald Trump’s Jan. 6 rally that culminated in the bloody rampage through the U.S. Capitol. But as a candidate for Congress, Forte has cast herself as a more conventional Republican, playing up her small business-owning background and appealing to fears of increasing crime rates, which she has blamed on bail laws that New York State liberalized after the progressive wave four years ago.

“AOC and her socialist allies have pushed for defunding our police and the disastrous ‘bail reform’ policies which have caused crime to skyrocket in New York,” Forte’s website asserts. “Tina and her husband started with a soda delivery route and went on to build their own beverage distribution company. Now, they’re not only creating jobs but empowering others to create their own businesses.”

Forte revisited these themes in appearances in conservative media shortly after she captured the Republican nomination for the overwhelmingly Democratic seat, which covers sections of Queens and the Bronx. “I grew up here, I own a business here, I raised my family here. I see the difference,” she said in a Fox News interview in August. “We have the criminals that are being released immediately due to the AOC-supported bail reform.”

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Celerity Sep 22 OP
Heather MC Sep 22 #1
Dorian Gray Sep 22 #2
emulatorloo Sep 22 #3
keithbvadu2 Sep 23 #4
LudwigPastorius Sep 23 #5

Response to Celerity (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 09:15 PM

1. Oy Vey🤣🤣🤣

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 09:27 PM

2. She's got zero chance

zero.

But running has really laid their lives bare for the world to see. Scumbag kid and husband didn't fall far from the scumbag tree.

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Thu Sep 22, 2022, 09:44 PM

3. Every Republican accusation is a confession.

The phrase is becoming a cliche but it is so true.

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Fri Sep 23, 2022, 12:16 AM

4. "a single delivery of marijuana" she says... $150,000 worth.

"a single delivery of marijuana” she says...

$150,000 worth.

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Fri Sep 23, 2022, 12:20 AM

5. Hey, "Joey Snapple" Galdieri...

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