The post had initially been taken down right after. And then the officer’s account, which wasn’t public, was also deactivated. The article that Rispoli — a 14-year veteran of the Police Department — linked to his social media post regarding AOC allegedly saying soldiers are paid too much was proven to be false by Snopes.
These comments made by the Lousiana police officer are part of a larger disconcerting trend of public elected officials and government officials disrespecting AOC and other congresswomen as a result of Trump’s hateful rhetoric. But AOC continues to prove to us that she’s not backing down.