Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Suggests Caravan Migrants More American Than ICE and Border Patrol

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Suggests Caravan Migrants More American Than ICE and Border Patrol
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Suggests Caravan Migrants More American Than ICE and Border Patrol
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Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently appeared on MSNBC for an interview with Rachel Maddow. During the interview, Ocasio-Cortez was highly critical of the the US Border Patrol and US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). She accused the agencies of violating human rights, but that wasn’t her most controversial statement during the interview.

While being interviewed by Maddow, Ocasio-Cortez claimed the migrants seeking opportunities in the United States are more American than anyone attempting to keep them out will ever be. The bold statement was ignored across all the 24-hour news networks, but made quite a splash online. Such an offensive statement about the men and women protecting the border did not go unnoticed among the online political community.

Ocasio-Cortez continued bashing the immigration enforcement agencies during the interview. She claimed the agencies are engaged in the systematic violation of human rights. She also suggested the agencies were responsible for the deaths of several individuals who died while in the custody. She ended the interview by saying the migrants coming to the United States are acting in a more “American tradition” than President Trump.

The congresswoman also proposed defunding ICE during the MSNBC interview. She said to Maddow, “The president should be really defending why we are funding such an agency when right now what we are seeing is death.” Ocasio-Cortez has previously voiced support for abolishing ICE. Although, less than a week ago, she voted in support of a continuing resolution to maintain funding ICE and the US Border Patrol at current levels.

This isn’t Ocasio-Cortez’s only recent interview to gain attention for her bizarre comments. She recently appeared on CBS’s 60 Minutes for an interview with Anderson Cooper. During the interview, Cooper questioned Ocasio-Cortez regarding criticism from fellow Democrats about the potential costs to taxpayers of her proposed programs. When Cooper described the costs of her programs as unrealistic, she responded by childishly calling reality “unrealistic.”

Ocasio-Cortez’s comments about ICE and the border patrol seem to have been overshadowed by her recently proposed tax increases. Earlier this month, she advocated raising federal income taxes to 70% or above on the richest Americans. She’s promoting the increased taxes to pay for an absurd plan she claims would make the US 100% “green energy” powered over the next 12 years.

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez identifies as a democratic socialist. She was elected in 2018 to represent New York’s 14th congressional district in the US House of Representatives. She unseated 10-term Congressman Joe Crowley during the 2018 Democratic primary, gaining significant national attention in the process. The 29-year-old politician is also the youngest US Congresswoman in history.

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