Newly-elected Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez compared the Southern border barrier to the Berlin Wall, and says it’s a “monument” to “white supremacy.”
Previously, when asked if the wall is “a monument to Trump or a monument to hate,” she responded, “Same difference.”
Bloomberg reported that Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said she will introduce a bill with fellow Democratic Representative Joaquin Castro to stop President Donald Trump’s planned emergency declaration.
New York’s Ocasio-Cortez, who was speaking on Instagram, didn’t provide specifics but Castro previously said he’d offer a joint resolution.
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The nation’s youngest Congresswoman’s wasn’t discussing immigration, however, but rather her thoughts on Amazon abandoning plans to construct its headquarters in her home state.
Ocasio-Cortez complained that Amazon was attempting to circumvent the established procedures for businesses coming into the community, and the same logic apparently doesn’t apply to immigrants coming into America.
“Instead of them even trying to have a negotiation process, they just took their ball and left,” the lawmaker said of Amazon. “That’s not our fault. That’s Amazon’s fault. Amazon decided to be a punk.”
Ocasio-Cortez made the comments during a 9 a.m. Instagram Live feed in her leisure attire as she sipped coffee in her sparsely decorated D.C. apartment, which she described as her “monastery with no furniture.” The broadcast is the latest in a string of similar online videos that have helped to cement Ocasio-Cortez’s status as the Democrat Party’s leading socialist darling by blending her candid thoughts on politics with her transition to Congress.
On Friday’s episode, the representative from New York’s 14th congressional district sat on the floor with a lamp and a laptop, ranting about Amazon, President Trump’s border wall, and the culture shock of living in D.C., where “people are way creepier.”
“In the Bronx it’s this thing snitches get stitches, you don’t talk about other people’s business. The default is to keep things to yourself,” she said. “Here in D.C., it’s so weird, like, everybody is a spy.”
It’s difficult, she said, because she’s a big shot now.
“I went from no one caring who I was, unless I was swiping my metro card too slow, to someone everyone knows,” she said.