Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has come out and asserted that referring to the immigration crisis at the border as a “surge” is a white supremacist philosophy.
Is there ever anything that comes out of this girl’s mouth that isn’t utter ridiculousness?
AOC made this comment on the border crisis on her Instagram page on Tuesday after she’s been thrown under the bus by many critics for her constant attacks on former President Donald Trump’s immigration policies while giving President Biden a free pass.
The New York Democrat avoided explicitly blaming the Biden administration for the crisis, instead asserting that climate change, imperialism, and trade created it.
“People don’t want to have that conversation,” she said, referring to the issues she raised. She went on to claim anyone who refers to a “surge” of illegal migrants is trying to distract from other issues and is using white supremacist talking points.
“They want to say, ‘What about the surge?’ Well, first of all, 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,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “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 an other is coming in the population, that this is like an invasion of who we are.”
And, true to her own inner hypocrisy, AOC avoided putting any of the blame for the current border situation on Biden, instead pointing to issues like climate change, rather than the fact many of these illegal immigrants have themselves admitted to being inspired to come here by the president’s own words.
“So let’s talk about this because so much of our national conversation, which is not a conversation, about immigration is driven by people who could not care less about immigrants. So often people want to say, ‘Why aren’t you talking about the border crisis?’ or ‘Why are you talking about it in this way?’” Ocasio-Cortez went on to say.
“Well, we’re talking about it. They just don’t like how we’re talking about it because it’s not a border crisis, it’s an imperialism crisis. It’s a climate crisis. It’s a trade crisis. And also, it’s a carceral crisis because as I have already said even during this term and this president, our immigration system is based and designed on our carceral system,” the congresswoman said.
Excuses upon excuses.
One thing’s for sure. The left definitely owns the corner market on hypocrisy.