All of the sudden Ocasio-Cortez doesn’t believe Biden’s son isn’t privileged? What a fraud.
During a recent session of the House Oversight and Accountability Committee, Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Jasmine Crockett (D-Texas) expressed their disapproval of Representative Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) for her comments regarding Hunter’s “white privilege.” The incident unfolded as the committee deliberated on a resolution to hold Hunter in contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena tied to the House GOP’s impeachment inquiry into his father.
Mace, in her remarks, questioned the motivations behind Hunter’s sudden appearance and accused him of embodying “white privilege” for disregarding a Congressional subpoena. Crockett, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, voiced her dissatisfaction with Mace’s characterization of Biden’s presence, deeming it a personal affront as a Black woman.
In her defense, Mace highlighted her past role as the ranking member of the Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Subcommittee, emphasizing her commitment to addressing societal inequities. She drew attention to the racial dynamics in her district, where socioeconomic disparities are distinctly delineated along racial lines.
Ocasio-Cortez acknowledged the eloquence of Mace’s words but pointed out a contradiction in her actions. Ocasio-Cortez highlighted that Mace played a part in dismantling the Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Subcommittee when Republicans gained the majority in the House. This inconsistency, according to Ocasio-Cortez, raises questions about the sincerity of Mace’s commitment to advancing the rights and representation of marginalized communities, including women and people of color. The episode underscores the tension between rhetorical expressions and tangible support for civil liberties and due process for marginalized groups.