AOC spots ‘white supremacist’ tattoo in a firearm ad and grills manufacturer on it in House hearing

Far-left Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is being slammed for making a mockery out of a House Oversight Committee hearing Wednesday by accusing gun manufacturers of using white supremacist iconography.

The congresswoman, who is often referred to as a “moron,” specifically played a commercial produced by the gun manufacturer Daniel Defense and drew attention to the Valknot tattoo on the arm of one of the gun owners featured in the advertisement.

She then turned her attention to Daniel Defense founder Marty Daniel and grilled him over the tattoo, suggesting in her grilling that he’s either knowingly or unknowingly using white supremacist iconography in his company’s commercials.

“Mr. Daniel, you may or may not know, but your company’s advertisement prominently displays iconography associated with white supremacist movements,” she said to him.

“Mr. Daniel, yes or no, are you aware that your advertising department uses imagery affiliated with white supremacist movements in its marketing materials,” she then asked.

“No, ma’am, I don’t think …,” Daniel tried to reply, only to be cut off by Ocasio-Cortez, who pulled the “reclaiming my time” trick beloved by Democrats.


Ocasio-Cortez proceeded to call forth some “experts” to explain how the Valknot symbol is an example of white supremacist iconography. But they were only half right.

Composed of three triangles, the Valknot symbol is “[a]n ancient Scandinavian symbol” that represents “the god Odin or the giant Hrungnir from Norse mythology,” according to Reporting Radicalism.

That being said, it’s “sometimes used in place of a swastika [by white supremacists] because it is visually similar to the swastika and its use is more socially acceptable, especially in jurisdictions where the display of the swastika is prohibited.”

However, Reporting Radicalism further notes that “[d]ue to its popularity … it is important to examine the context in which it appears and to check for the presence of other hate symbols” instead of rushing to conclusions.

The site notes, for instance, that a similar symbol is used as the logo of the German Football Association and the logo of Svenska Cellulosa AB, a Swedish producer of paper products.

(Source: Reporting Radicalism)

Interestingly and somewhat relatedly, in Ukraine, the symbol “is used occasionally to demonstrate racist views, most often without any affiliation to a specific organization or structure.”

This may be relevant given the Democrat Party’s unabashed support for Ukraine and its Nazi-affiliated Azov Battalion.

Critics responded to Ocasio-Cortez’s stunt Wednesday by mocking her and her so-called “experts.”


During the same hearing Wednesday, Republican Rep. Jody Hice unloaded on Ocasio-Cortez and her colleagues for making a mockery out of the hearing.

First, he slammed Democrats for ignoring the real issues and instead playing politics.

“When are we going to have hearings in this committee holding people responsible in cities, municipalities, states, and right here in our own Congress for being soft on crime? When are we going to have hearings to do away with the ridiculous, outrageous policies of defunding the police?” he said.

He then mocked Democrats for targeting gun manufacturers.

“This is like the old saying that we’re going to blame the manufacturers of forks and spoons for obesity. I guess you’re going to subpoena some of them, as well, to deal with obesity in this country?” he said.


Earlier in the hearing, House Oversight Committee chair Carolyn Maloney, a Democrat, tried to shame Daniel because the Uvalde shooter had used a Daniel Defense gun.

“Today in the committee room there are victims and surviving family members from the Highland Park and Uvalde shootings. Mr. Daniel, you have sent thoughts and prayers to the victims of Uvalde, but you have never expected responsibility for selling the weapons that killed these innocent children,” she said.

She then asked Daniel if he’s willing to take “personal responsibility” for the Uvalde mass shooting.

“Chairwoman Maloney, these acts are committed by murderers. The murderers are responsible,” Daniel replied.



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