Nobody saw this coming!
Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez erupted on everyone including President Biden and the Democrats over the train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, for what she is calling a “potential crime scene.”
According to The Hill, Ocasio-Cortez lashed out at lawmakers and said, “This committee needs to hold a hearing on the derailment in East Palestine. This is not just a disaster site. It is a potential crime scene.”
The aftermath of a train derailment carrying hazardous chemicals in East Palestine, causing environmental and public health hazards, remains a challenging issue for the federal government to address.
According to Ocasio-Cortez, Norfolk Southern must not be permitted to be directly involved in the cleanup operations.
“We don’t let folks return to the scene of a crime,” AOC said. “And we’ve been letting that — potentially, potentially — for almost a month now.”
In the meantime, President Biden and the White House is trying to brush East Palestine under the rug.
Federal investigators are currently scrutinizing the safety protocols and culture of the company, while Pennsylvania authorities are examining the possibility of pressing criminal charges regarding the Ohio collision.
Ocasio-Cortez then called out Republican James Comer directly and said, “This cannot be a political food fight. Evidence is evaporating, and people are getting sick … it’s not even partisan, because in my view… both parties are failing in this moment to address the needs of people.”