Silence on Biden's border crisis: AOC plays by the dirty Washington rules after all

  

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Via:  texan1211  •  2 weeks ago  •  9 comments

By:   Kaylee McGhee White (MSN)

Silence on Biden's border crisis: AOC plays by the dirty Washington rules after all
The Biden administration has been widely criticized for its failure to address the humanitarian crisis at the southern border. But one key voice seems to be missing: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

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The Biden administration has been widely criticized for its failure to address the humanitarian crisis at the southern border. But one key voice seems to be missing: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

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Just two years ago, the congresswoman from New York stood outside a migrant detention facility in Texas, where hundreds of unaccompanied children were being held, and denounced then-President Donald Trump's "fascist" administration for keeping children in "mass concentration camps." Yet, when it was reported that the Biden administration used the exact same apprehension strategy as Trump, Democrat Ocasio-Cortez responded with a mellow rebuke.

"This is not okay, never has been okay, never will be okay — no matter the administration or party," she wrote on Twitter on Feb. 23.

In a follow-up tweet later that day, Ocasio-Cortez expanded on what she thought the Biden administration should do to deal with unaccompanied migrant children.

Since then, she's had very little to say — until this week, when she suggested that the people referring to the border crisis as an immigration "surge" are enabling white supremacy.

"This is not a surge. These are children, and they are not insurgents, and we are not being invaded," she said on Tuesday. "Which, by the way, is a white supremacist philosophy. The idea that if another is coming in the population, that this is an invasion of who we are."

Never mind the fact that the term "surge" is a factual way to describe the flood of migrants currently seeking access to the United States. The word simply means that there is a very high volume of people heading to the border. It has nothing to do with white supremacy, nativism, the military, or whatever else Ocasio-Cortez is trying to tie it to.

But at least she's decided to weigh in on the border crisis. During the Trump administration, she tweeted about the border's "cages," "concentration camps," and "internment camps" more than two dozen times. She posted pictures of herself crying in front of one of these facilities. She, along with many of her Democratic colleagues, used Trump's "children in cages" to slam his administration's immigration policy repeatedly. But now, she can't even be bothered to refer to the border crisis as a surge.

What changed? The conditions for Guatemalan children haven't. Biden's migrant detention facilities are up and running. Pictures from inside the centers show thousands of children huddled on concrete floors with access to few resources. Border officials expect mass detentions to continue over the next few months as they work to get control of the influx.

So, why isn't Ocasio-Cortez up in arms about this like she was during the Trump administration? Because this is politics, and it would appear Ocasio-Cortez is finally willing to play by Washington's rules.

Original Author:Kaylee McGhee White

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Texan1211
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1  seeder  Texan1211    2 weeks ago

According to AOC, the former Admin. was "fascist" but this Admin--doing the same things---is not.

Seems like she is fitting right in in DC.

Lies and put party above all else.

 
 
 
Gazoo
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1.1  Gazoo  replied to  Texan1211 @1    2 weeks ago

America last!

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.2  devangelical  replied to  Texan1211 @1    2 weeks ago
Lies and put party above all else.

gee, that seemed to be more than acceptable to republicans for an entire 4 years, prior to 71 days ago. why is that?

 
 
 
Texan1211
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1.2.1  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  devangelical @1.2    2 weeks ago

Well, uh, gee........Democrats were faux-poutraged for four years, prior to Biden taking office. Why is that?

 
 
 
Tacos!
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1.2.2  Tacos!  replied to  devangelical @1.2    2 weeks ago

Whatabout dem other guys!

 
 
 
Gazoo
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2  Gazoo    2 weeks ago

apparently idiots like her think it’s a right to come to this country. She’s wrong. It’s not a right, it’s a privilege. And what about our own poor and homeless? We have a fixed amount of resources we should be using on Americans that need help, not foreigners. Idiots like her are basically giving the middle finger to our poor and lower class, that includes minorities.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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2.1  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  Gazoo @2    2 weeks ago
apparently idiots like her

Nailed it!

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Ed-NavDoc
Masters Quiet
3  Ed-NavDoc    2 weeks ago

AOC is nothing if not a political opportunist!

 
 
 
Tacos!
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4  Tacos!    2 weeks ago

She's turnin pro.

 
 
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