Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has taken aim at Republicans and her fellow Democrats over their approach to immigration while coming to the defense of Rep. Ilhan Omar.
Ocasio-Cortez, R-N.Y., fired off a string of tweets early Wednesday morning, blasting both parties for making decisions based off “racist and false tropes” when it comes to migrants. The tweet barrage came in response to Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., criticizing Ocasio-Cortez ally Omar, D-Minn., and calling on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to remove the controversial Democrat from the Foreign Affairs Committee.
“If we’re so concerned about implied tropes, why aren’t we concerned about this one?” AOC wrote.
“Where was the concern last week when 26 Dems voted for a GOP amendment to expand ICE powers rooted in the racist + false trope that Latino immigrants are more dangerous than US born citizens?
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