A new low for Ocasio-Cortez…
New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said she was open to abolishing the Homeland Security Department, implying that the Bush administration’s creation was an “egregious error.”
“Because the core structure of ICE, I believe — and frankly the entire Department of Homeland Security — this was established by George Bush right in the wake of 9/11, right as the Patriot Act and all of these different institutions that were frankly very large threats to American civil liberties started to get established,” Ocasio-Cortez said during a radio interview.
The reporter wanting clarification, asked Ocasio-Cortez if she would do away with the Department of Homeland Security all together. Ocasio-Cortez replied saying, “I think so. I think we need to undo a lot of the egregious … a lot of the egregious mistakes that the Bush administration did.”
The self-identified Socialist Democrat continued saying, “I feel like we are, at a very, it’s a very qualified and supported position, at least in terms of evidence, and in terms of being able to make the argument that we never should have created DHS in the early 2000s.”
When asked what a “sane” immigration policy would be, Ocasio-Cortez said the U.S. government should not detain people who haven’t
harmed anyone — an obvious call for decriminalizing illegal immigration.
Ocasio-Cortez’s desire to dismantle DHS(Department of Homeland Security) is a drastic step up from her prior calls to defuse Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a DHS agency specifically dealing with apprehensions
and deportations of illegal immigrants.