Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said one thing about Trump that proves she has lost her mind
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her “Squad” of radical left-wing pals in the House are all the media wants to talk about.
But this is sure to backfire on them, considering the insane things they say on a regular basis.
And one thing Ocasio-Cortez just said about Trump proves she has lost her mind.
With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gaining more influence in the party every day, the Democrats truly are shifting radically to the left.
Ocasio-Cortez identifies as a Democratic Socialist, and supports positions far to the left of what the Democrat Party ever has.
And because of that, she sometimes has to take back some of her statements.
Just this week, she tried to do that while addressing a question about Trump, saying she supports open borders.
Ocasio-Cortez disagrees, saying instead she supports “humane borders” and that Trump’s definition of open borders is “a lack of torture” in immigration enforcement.
Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) claimed Friday President Donald Trump views a “lack of torture” at immigrant detention facilities as synonymous with an open U.S.-Mexico border in a Capitol Hill hallway exchange with reporter Nicholas Ballasy.
A partial transcript is as follows:
NICHOLAS BALLASY: Do you think the situation with Trump’s tweets has actually brought Democrats closer and more unified?
REP. ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ: I think there’s a lot of unity in the caucus, to a certain extent. It’s pretty easy to come together for everyday Americans.
BALLASY: You probably heard President Trump that he’s putting on Twitter that you and the other freshman Democrats want open borders. What’s your response to that? Is that’s what you’re advocating for? Open the borders so anyone can come?
OCASIO-CORTEZ: No, I think we’re advocating for a humane border, and he can’t conceive of a border where we don’t cage children, rip them from their parents. And to him, a lack of torture equals an open border. He literally cannot think of an immigration system where we don’t hurt innocent people, so I think that’s where he’s coming from there.
Of course, any reasonable person understands that U.S. immigration policy does not include “torture.”
But Ocasio-Cortez requires hyperbole in order to justify her insane positions.
The reality of the situation is that when Democrats say they want to decriminalize illegal immigration, they are saying they want open borders.