Continuing a never-ending cycle of unintelligent hyperbole, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accused the Trump administration of intentionally killing illegal immigrants through deportation.
The New York Representative’s comments came during a House Oversight subcommittee hearing into the administration’s decision to stop considering requests from illegals seeking to remain in the country for medical treatment.
Ocasio-Cortez was questioning Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, Director at the Penn State Law School Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic.
“Is targeting and changing policy to specifically target people with life-threatening diseases for deportation essentially killing them through deportation?” the radical Democrat asked. “Would you characterize that as cruel?”
“I would,” Wadhia replied.
Talk about shifting responsibilities. Ocasio-Cortez then claimed the process of deportation was “quite literally killing people.”
“This is a cruel policy change and this fits a pattern that we have been seeing over and over again before this committee of a culture and policies specifically, almost animated by cruelty,” she claimed without evidence.
“We hear over and over again, and we’ve heard it today from folks across this committee, that they’re under-resourced, that we have to continue dumping billions of dollars into enforcement, into putting children in cages, into a system that is quite literally killing people.”
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) September 12, 2019
She took a wild leap in logic and plunged directly into the canyon.
Whether it’s comparing holding centers to “concentration camps,” border patrol agents to Nazis, or now claiming President Trump is intentionally killing illegal immigrants, AOC has a clear flair for the dramatic, albeit at the expense of having a firm grasp of reality.
Ocasio-Cortez’ comments are reminiscent of those made by Democrat Rep. Lauren Underwood, who also has accused the Trump administration of intentionally killing illegal immigrant children.
“At this point, with five kids that have died, 5,000 separated from their families, I feel like, and the evidence is really clear, this is intentional,” Underwood alleged during a hearing of the House Homeland Security Committee in May. “It’s a policy choice being made on purpose by this administration, and it’s cruel and inhumane.”
Rep. @LaurenUnderwood: “With 5 kids that have died, 5,000 separated from their families, I feel like the evidence is really clear that this is intentional. It’s intentional, and it’s a policy choice being made on purpose by this administration.” https://t.co/C5Doo7vn96 pic.twitter.com/WeNzCGOFVY
— The Hill (@thehill) May 22, 2019
Underwood’s comments were quickly stricken from the record. Why weren’t AOC’s?
Former ICE Chief Thomas Homan did take her to task later in the hearing.
“In my 34 years I have never seen such hate toward law enforcement agency in my life that you want to abolish them rather than do your job and legislate,” he chastised.
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