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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is making news again with the rollout of merchandise through her online store that calls for the elimination of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) which has been a familiar bogeyman for far-left progressives as well as the socialist diva herself.
The products that are now available in the official AOC Team Shop feature an image of one of the ice coolers that are typically seen outside of gas stations and convenience stores with the word “Abolish” written in red to resemble spray-painted graffiti above the word ICE on the front of the cooler, just below the padlocked door.
Accompanying an image of the “Abolish Ice Tee” which sells for $27 is the blurb, “We must go bigger and bolder on reimagining our immigration system. The path forward is clear: We must abolish ICE.”
(Image: The Official AOC Team Shop)
The “Abolish ICE” merchandise rollout comes at a time when the dedicated professionals who are tasked to enforce the nation’s laws have had their hands tied by the Biden administration and its open borders policies and have been overwhelmed with trying to deal with the swarms of illegal immigrants as well as the flow of illegal drugs into the nation, including fentanyl which continues to kill Americans.
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Following a K9 alert, CBP officers at the Port of Lukeville (AZ) arrested a man after after he attempted to smuggle 129 packages of drugs, including nearly 880lbs of meth and 110lbs of fentanyl in an RV.
➡️ https://t.co/Vo1mhhgaNq pic.twitter.com/hThbjc8Z8N
— CBP (@CBP) February 18, 2022
According to a report by Fox News, “Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on Friday said it had seen a ‘substantial increase’ in fentanyl seizures at the southern border in January, just as it confirmed that there were 153,941 migrant encounters last month.”
“CBP’s monthly operational update confirmed Fox News’ reporting on Wednesday that there had been 153,941 encounters in what is typically a slow month for border crossers. The number is nearly double the 78,414 migrant encounters in Jan 2021, and more than quadruple the 36,585 in Jan 2020,” according to the outlet.
“There were 48,945 lbs of drugs seized at the southern border in January, which is down from 59,793 lbs encountered a year prior. However, fentanyl seizures were up, with 839 lbs seized in January, compared to 682 lbs in FY 2021 and 139 in FY 2020,” Fox News reported.
Also available at Ocasio-Cortez’s store are hats, posters and stickers with the “Abolish ICE” theme, the latest addition to the product offerings of activist-oriented swag featuring slogans on the issues that the New York congresswoman advocates for including, “Housing is a human right,” “Drink water & don’t be racist, “A better world is possible” and “Tax the rich,” a reminder of the shrill former bartender’s crowning moment when she sported a designer dress with the same slogan at the swanky Met Gala last year where she schmoozed with the New York elite at their grand ball.
‘You can’t make this up’: AOC plays victim wearing ‘Tax the Rich’ gown at swanky Met Gala, but no mask https://t.co/USVOuKrVSy pic.twitter.com/mbc198VRAu
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) September 14, 2021
Additionally, AOC is selling apparel that promotes the Green New Deal, the blueprint for the left’s socialist utopia that is a big part of President Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” legislative package which remains stalled in the Senate with little hope of passage in its current form.
Twitter users expressed their opinions on AOC’s latest offering.
So who's selling the 'abolish AOC' ones? Would like to put one on backorder, am sure they're selling like hotcakes. https://t.co/dhOgIFzIBf
— Carson King (@CKing0709b) February 19, 2022
Merch has always been an integral part of an entertainer’s income.
— Protector of the kennel (@spaceshipmoon) February 19, 2022
Hammering final nails in #dems political coffin, @AOC sells ‘abolish ICE' t-shirts in online store as border chaos, human trafficking, drug seizures soar! https://t.co/WZg3JXlJZ6
— the punditocracy 🍊 (@punditOcrat) February 19, 2022
Hypocrite capitalist or Communist or both? .@AOC hasn’t walked the walk yet. She’s completely FOS. .@davidwebbshow
AOC selling 'abolish ICE' t-shirts in online store as border illegal immigrant encounters, drug seizures soarhttps://t.co/dSsUVsGuRN
— 1ByLand2BySea (@1byLand2ifbySea) February 19, 2022
— Don’tLiveOnMars (@Don_tliveonmars) February 19, 2022
AOC along with her fellow “Squad” members have spent years calling for ICE to be abolished and it is a major part of their appeal to the progressive rabble that has a cult-like devotion to the leftist firebrands.
Abolish ICE. https://t.co/h4zIbesjRe
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 18, 2021
Fans of the New York congresswoman who has been the ideological driving force of the modern Democratic Party can score some of the “Abolish ICE” apparel which is in the “new arrivals” section of the store and proudly wear their anti-law enforcement sentiment on their chests.
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