REPORT: Man charged after saying AOC ‘should be shot’

AUGUST 11, 2019

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An Ohio man has been hit with federal charges after threatening Rep.Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with an online post that said the outspoken congresswoman from New York “should be shot.”

Timothy James Ireland Jr., 41, was arrested at his Toledo residence Thursday and was charged in U.S. District Court for making threats toward Ocasio-Cortez on his personal Facebook account.

The article goes on to state the following:

“She should be shot,” Ireland allegedly wrote on July 23. “Can’t fire me, my employer would load the gun for me.”

Ireland has been charged with one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm, one count of being a fugitive in possession of a firearm and one count of making interstate threats.

A spokeswoman for Ocasio-Cortez declined comment.

Last month, Ocasio-Cortez was also threatened with being shot after a Louisiana police officer called her a “vile idiot” who “needs a round.” The officer, Charles Rispoli, was fired four days later.

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