WATCH: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez delivers impassioned response to President Trump’s address: “The president should be really defending why we are funding [ICE] at all … right now, what we are seeing, is death.” pic.twitter.com/4Al4GLWUvB
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Not only did she confuse the Border Patrol with ICE, but she blamed Trump for something she herself did. What a winner.
Via Daily Caller:
Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez demanded Tuesday night that President Donald Trump explain why American taxpayers are still funding Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). But she failed to mention the fact that she voted to continue funding ICE just one week earlier.
Speaking with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow after the president’s Tuesday evening Oval Office address on immigration and his proposed border wall, Ocasio-Cortez blamed ICE for “human rights” abuses.
“The president should not be asking for more money to an agency that has systematically violated human rights,” the newly sworn-in congresswoman began. “The president should really be defending why we are funding such an agency at all. Because right now, what we are seeing is death. Right now, what we are seeing is the violation of human rights.”