Embattled Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ranted against President Trump’s “racist” border wall Wednesday; saying a physical barrier between the US and Mexico is based on “non-evidence” that “immigrants are dangerous.”
“The entire PREMISE of a wall is not based in fact. It’s based in a racist + non-evidence based trope that immigrants are dangerous. Yet some Dems are willing to ‘compromise’ & spend BILLIONS on a trope because we’ve accepted some kinds of racism as realpolitik in America,” tweeted Cortez.
None of this is “whataboutism.” Racism and bigotry of all forms is inextricably linked.
When you don’t address them as a system and attempt to pick them apart as though they are distinct and separable issues, eventually the thing that gets advanced is white supremacy + classism.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 6, 2019
Cortez’ comments come just hours after she defended Rep. Ilhan Omar’s vicious anti-Israeli statements; urging House Democrats to abandon their public condemnation of the lawmaker’s anti-Semitic remarks.