Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been somewhat silent during the Biden administration. It is possible the self-described socialist had little opportunity to criticize Biden, given his left-leaning policies. But a crisis is brewing in her home state–which prompted her to speak out.
She didn’t speak out against Joe Biden, however, but her own constituents and the city’s mayor. A growing number of New Yorkers are becoming furious over Washington’s support of this crisis. AOC was joined by other Democrats to rally support for people in the country illegally–overrunning the city. But her own supporters refused to take it.
From Fox News:
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and other Democrats were loudly heckled Friday at a press conference in New York City regarding the migrant crisis there.
The Democrats, who spoke outside the Roosevelt Hotel in Manhattan, which has become a relief center for asylum seekers, were drowned out by shouting protesters chanting, “Send them back!” and “Close the border!”
“Close the border! Close the border! Respect the constitution, AOC! I am your constituent!,” a man was heard among the angry crowd, shouting into a megaphone.
AOC and other New York Democrats held a press conference in support of the migrant crisis. The Democrat lawmaker was trying to convince beleaguered Americans that they need more “resources” to house illegal aliens. This comes as the crisis has destroyed hotels, parks, schools, and communities.
Those listening to the press conference were clearly not on board AOC’s agenda. Many were heard shouting down the Democrats. They were calling for the government to “Close the border.” Others demanded that the administration follow immigration law and “Send them back.”
One man was using a megaphone to question AOC’s policies. He said, “Illegal immigration is not right.” He called for AOC and other Democrats to “respect the Constitution.” He also called for the government to close the border.
Some Americans seemed unconcerned about the border crisis when it appeared to only be affecting Southern states. But as more migrants were moved to New York, D.C., and Chicago, suddenly Northerns got involved. New Yorkers are feeling the brunt of Biden’s refusal to deport illegal entrants.
It’s unclear what kind of long-term repercussions the left’s open border policy will have on these cities. Perhaps voters will turn against Democrats like Biden and AOC, who refuse to deport border crossers. The upheaval caused by the crisis, however, will surely impact most of America.
- Constituents shouted down AOC during a press conference on the migrant crisis.
- The Democrat demanded more “resources” to house and support border crossers.
- Local residents demanded that the border be closed and that the migrants be deported.
Source: Fox News