January 10, 2019
Freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was breathing fire on MSNBC after President Trump’s Oval Office address Tuesday, alleging illegal immigrants are “more American than any person who seeks to keep them out ever will be.”
The youngest person ever elected to the lower chamber shared her take on the president’s immigration address with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow ahead of the official Democratic response, and it was clear her focus is not on securing the border.
“I cannot tell you the amount of dysfunction this president is advancing,” she told Maddow. “We now have over 100 new members of this freshman class and I cannot even get laptops to my caseworkers on the ground in the Bronx and Queens so they can process the needs of our constituents.”
Ocasio-Cortez alleged the situation is preventing her “case workers” from “getting started” with mortgage applications and other government assistance “because the president has decided to hold the paychecks of everyday Americans hostage so that he can fulfill a campaign … I don’t even want to call it a promise, a campaign fantasy that the vast majority of Americans disapprove of.”
Also, Trump is a liar, she said.
“And not only that, in the actual address there was falsehood after falsehood and we have to make sure we get our facts straight,” said Ocasio-Cortez, a self-described socialist.
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“Everyday immigrants commit crimes at a far lower rate than native-born Americans and not only that but the women and children on the border that are trying to seek refuge and seek opportunity in the United States of America with nothing but the shirt on their backs are acting more American than any person who seeks to keep them out ever will be.”
Ocasio-Cortez alleged Trump has a “proven track record of discrimination against anybody who’s really…