Ocasio-Cortez is losing it and it’s hilarous.
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democrat from New York, has called upon President Biden to reconsider the decision to continue constructing a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, asserting that such a wall serves no meaningful purpose and enforces a harsh and inhumane policy.
According to Fox, in a statement posted on her social media platform, Ocasio-Cortez emphasized that the Biden administration had the discretion to halt the expansion of the border wall and was not obligated to bypass various environmental regulations to expedite its construction. She urged the President to take accountability for this choice and reverse the decision.
Ocasio-Cortez argued that walls are ineffective in deterring individuals who are fleeing poverty and violence from seeking refuge in the United States. Instead, she contended that walls force migrants into more remote and dangerous areas, putting their lives at greater risk. She characterized this approach as cruel.
The congresswoman suggested that President Biden should prioritize a more comprehensive examination of the root causes of migration and cease contributing to the destabilizing factors that drive people to migrate. She also called for a substantial investment in meaningful immigration reform.
These remarks from Ocasio-Cortez followed the Biden administration’s recent announcement of waiving numerous federal laws to facilitate the construction of a border wall in South Texas.
President Biden, when asked about the decision to build the wall, indicated that his hands were tied because money had already been allocated for the project. He stated that he had attempted to redirect these funds but was unsuccessful, emphasizing that there was a legal obligation to use the money for its original purpose. He also made it clear that he did not believe a border wall was effective in reducing illegal immigration.
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, who had initially cited an “immediate need” for a border wall, clarified that the administration’s position had not changed, reiterating that a border wall was not the solution to immigration challenges.
The funding for the border wall was initially allocated under former President Donald Trump, who had made it a central aspect of his successful 2016 presidential campaign.
Ocasio-Cortez, representing New York’s 14th Congressional District, has consistently criticized both President Trump and the construction of the border wall. She recently secured re-election in November 2022 with a substantial majority of the vote, defeating Republican candidate Tina Forte.