The Democrat Party’s most outspoken radical, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, has compared President Donald Trump’s widely accepted immigration policies (see poll results below) to the Sept. 11 terror attack that killed 2,977 Americans, not including those who died afterward from health complications.
Also CBS poll: only 21% of voters favor releasing illegal immigrants into the country. Nearly 3/4 support incarceration and deportation pic.twitter.com/ULUkvkQOP0
— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) June 24, 2018
Speaking at an immigration town hall meeting Saturday in Queens, the 29-year-old freshman Democrat said that the president’s immigration policies — particularly the child separation policy that began with former President Barack Hussein Obama’s administration — “chills me to my core.”
“Even if you separate a kid from their parents for two days you have already created life long lasting trauma,” she reportedly said to a crowd of 250 at the Nancy DeBenedittis School in Corona, Queens.
“And there are children who have been separated that we have reunified, and it took about a year to reunify some of these kids with their parents. Lifelong trauma for which we, the United States, are responsible.”
AOC proceeded to then draw a nonexistent link between the president’s immigration policies and the Sept. 11 terror attacks of 2001.
“And it chills me to my core to think about 20 years from now, when these kids grow up, the story that they will have about America,” she said.
“That is exactly why we cannot allow this administration to define immigration policy within the United States. This is something that I think is going to have to take a 9/11-style commission.”
Following the devastating terror attack, a government commission was convened “to prepare a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11 attacks,” including how it happened and what could be done to prevent it from happening again.
“The 9/11 commission,” AOC continued, “they were charged with the investigating and making sure they dug out every nook and cranny of what happened and how it happened in our system. And I think that that kind of study is what’s going to be required in order to reunite as many children with their parents as possible. That’s the work that we have to do.”
Her bombastic rhetoric drew immediate ire from both conservatives on social media and the Republican National Committee.
“Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s divisive rhetoric never ends. Whether it’s smearing the US as running ‘concentration camps’ on the border or downplaying 9/11, the socialist ‘squad’ has shown us how anti-American they are,” RNC spokesperson Liz Harrington said in a statement to the New York Post.
“If the Democrats truly cared about addressing the crisis on the border, they would fix the loopholes in our immigration laws.”
AOC and her peers in the so-called “squad” of freshman Democrats do have a track record of issuing hyperbolic accusations that aren’t rooted in reality. Thus far this month, she in particular has suggested that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is a racist (false), accused the president of holding illegal alien children hostage “to secure billions for their abusers” (false) and accused U.S. Customs and Border Protection’ officials of forcing an illegal alien woman to drink water from a toilet (false).
Meanwhile, both she and her peers — Reps. Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley — have blocked all attempts to provide the funding needed for CBP to take better care of the very illegal aliens whom she purports to care so deeply about.
Democrat-led House of Representatives passed a $4.5 billion border bill ydy that provides no funding for a wall, but incentivizes more illegal immigration.
Surprisingly, AOC and Ilhan Omar voted against the bill–in defiance of Party leader Nancy Pelosi.https://t.co/AVR1f4FYV1
— Samantha Chang (@samantha_chang) June 26, 2019
During her speech Saturday, AOC also addressed the tweets that the president sent last weekend that got him in trouble with Democrats, establishment Republicans and the media.
In his tweets, the president shared a scathing rant complaining about how the “squad” of “Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe” spend a lot of time “viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run.”
Angered by their anti-Americanism, the president suggested that the “squad members” should “go back and help fix” their own countries.
“We’re here. They sent me back to Queens, and I’m happy to be here,” AOC mockingly said at the start of her speech Saturday.
To be clear, reports suggest that she neither spends much time in Queens nor spends much time speaking with her actual constituents. It seems she only shows up to deliver speeches or participate in parades.
“All you need to do is hear what the president did this week to know that this is not about immigration at all,” she reportedly continued. “Because once you start telling American citizens to quote ‘go back to their countries,’ this tells you that this president’s policies are not about immigration, it’s about ethnicity and race. His biggest mistake was that he said the quiet part loud.”
She also accused the president of having “relished” it when attendees at one of his 2020 reelection campaign rallies last week began chanting “send her back!” (false)
Again it seemed like she was drawing a connection where none existed. While bombastic, the president’s tweet was about the so-called “squad’s” anti-Americanism, not about immigration policy.
Like renowned conservative commentator Mark Levin noted during an appearance on Fox News this week, “President Trump was addressing the content of the character of these four women, not the color of their skin.”
And well, the content of Ocasio-Cortez’s character seems clear: She’s someone with a notorious habit of telling blatant mistruths and making false equivalences — and all to “own the cons,” as her most fervent fans put it.
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