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VIDEO: Ocasio-Cortez Defends Criminal Squad Member

These Democrats are losing their minds trying to defend themselves.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took to CNN’s “State of the Union” to address an incident involving fellow Democrat Rep. Jamaal Bowman. She initially tried to attribute the incident to the chaotic circumstances surrounding a pending government shutdown vote, highlighting the sudden closure of building exits. However, host Jake Tapper pressed her, asking if Bowman had pulled the fire alarm.

According to Fox, the incident occurred on the same day as the stopgap spending bill vote to prevent a government shutdown. Ocasio-Cortez, at this point, cut short her explanation and stated that Bowman was actively cooperating with House administration and the U.S. Capitol Police, referring to it as a “misunderstanding.” Surveillance footage showed Bowman pulling the fire alarm near closed doors.

Bowman, in a statement released on Saturday night, admitted his mistake, explaining that he thought activating the fire alarm would open the door, as he was urgently trying to reach the vote to keep the government running. He expressed regret and apologized for any confusion caused.

Following her response to Tapper’s question, Ocasio-Cortez shifted her focus to criticize Republicans, accusing them of hypocrisy. She accused them of seeking to expel Bowman while protecting GOP Rep. George Santos, who was facing a 13-count federal indictment related to money laundering and providing false information to Congress regarding financial disclosures.

Ocasio-Cortez dismissed the motion to expel Bowman, describing it as an overreaction to a moment of panic. She continued by highlighting Santos’s alleged wrongdoing, including wire fraud, defrauding veterans, and openly boasting about it. She concluded by suggesting that Republicans should reevaluate their own values.