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AOC breaks silence on border to correct language: ‘Invasion’ is white supremacy, ‘surge’ is militaristic

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U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), an original member of “The Squad,” chastised political opponents who are using the term “surge” to describe the current crush of migrants and unaccompanied children along the Southwest border, claiming it is a “militaristic frame.”

“They wanna say, ‘But what about the surge?'” the self-avowed democratic socialist said during an Instagram Live session Tuesday night. “Well, first of all, just gut check, stop. Anyone who’s using the term ‘surge’ around you consciously is trying to invoke a militaristic frame.”

“And that’s a problem because this is not a surge, these are children and they are not insurgents and we are not being invaded, which by the way is a white supremacist idea-philosophy, the idea that if another is coming in the population that this is an invasion of who we are,” she added.

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