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  • AOC urges authorities to avoid Epstein failures and ensure Ghislaine Maxwell’s safety in prison

    07/03/2020 2:13:21 PM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies
    Independent via MSN ^ | 7/03/20 | Louise Hall
    US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has insisted that police ensure the safety of Ghislaine Maxwell in light of the suicide of Jeffery Epstein last year. **SNIP** “Maxwell’s arrest is a significant development,” AOC tweeted. “I hope the SDNY and all relevant parties have conducted an extensive review of the failures of Epstein’s custody to ensure Maxwell’s safety as this case bears out.” **SNIP** With Ms Maxwell being charged just over a month from the anniversary of Epstein’s 10 August death, Rep Ocasio-Cortez urged police not to make the same mistakes this time around and protect her from harm to ensure that...
  • Kayleigh McEnany says AOC wants to get rid of NYPD entirely

    07/01/2020 6:19:20 PM PDT · by Labyrinthos · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 1, 2020 | Ebony Bowden
    WASHINGTON — White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany ripped AOC on Wednesday after the firebrand leftist congresswoman said a drastic $1 billion cut to the NYPD police budget was not enough — McEnany suggesting she wanted to get rid of cops altogether...
  • Mayor De Blasio Announces $1 Billion In Cuts To The NYPD Budget, AOC Says It’s Not Enough; Police Retirements Up 49% Over The Same Time Last Year

    06/30/2020 7:09:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/30/2020 | John Sexton
    Mayor Bill de Blasio and the NY City Council have reached an agreement to cut $1 billion from the NYPD budget next year but Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says it isn’t enough.The mayor appears to have come up with a plan that will shift a big portion of that $1 billion in funding to another city agency without actually cutting anything. But the remainder of the cuts still mean less overtime and that the city won’t be hiring nearly 1,200 new officers: The mayor and the City Council agreed on Monday to reach that $1 billion in cuts by, among...
  • $1.5B in NYPD cuts not enough for AOC: ‘Defunding police means defunding police’

    06/30/2020 6:11:50 PM PDT · by karpov · 60 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 30, 2020 | Bob Fredericks
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Tuesday the proposed $1.5 billion NYPD budget slash didn’t go far enough. “Defunding police means defunding police. It does not mean budget tricks or funny math. It does not mean moving school police officers from the NYPD budget to the Department of Education’s budget so the exact same police remain in schools,” the self-described Democratic Socialist said in a press release about the budget deal between the City Council and Mayor de Blasio. “It does not mean counting cuts in overtime as cuts, even as NYPD ignores every attempt by City Council to curb overtime spending...
  • Four House Democrats to Pompeo: Cut aid to Israel if it applies sovereignty

    06/29/2020 4:19:08 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/6/10 | Elad Benari
    Four House Democrats have written to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo calling on the United States to cut assistance to Israel should it proceed to apply sovereignty over Judea and Samaria, JTA reported on Monday. The letter was initiated by Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Pramila Jayapal of Washington, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Betty McCollum of Minnesota. The letter to Pompeo is circulating among Democrats in a bid to add signatures. “Should the Israeli government move forward with the planned annexation with this administration’s acquiescence, we will work to ensure non-recognition as well as pursue conditions on...
  • Ocasio-Cortez did not tweet that businesses should stay closed through the 2020 election

    06/27/2020 9:24:05 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 34 replies
    AP ^ | June 23, 2020 | ALI SWENSON
    CLAIM: A May 20 tweet sent and later deleted by U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democrat representing New York, argues that governors should keep businesses closed until after the presidential election because economic recovery will help get President Donald Trump re-elected. AP’S ASSESSMENT: False. The tweet was fabricated. It does not appear in archived versions of Ocasio-Cortez’s Twitter feed or in databases that track deleted tweets by politicians. The congresswoman’s office also confirmed the tweet is not real.
  • AOC-Endorsed Candidate Set to Defeat Longtime Rep. Engel; Can't Wait to 'Cause Problems'

    06/25/2020 6:52:39 AM PDT · by kevcol · 31 replies
    CNS News ^ | June 25, 2020 | Patrick Goodenough
    In New York’s 16th congressional district, Jamaal Bowman, an African American former middle school principal backed by the Justice Democrats – as were all four squad members in 2018 – has declared victory over Rep. Eliot Engel, the 73-year-old chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and a member of Congress since 1989. . . . “I’m a Black man raised by a single mother in a housing project,” Bowman tweeted on Wednesday. “That story doesn’t usually end in Congress. But today, that 11-year old boy beaten by police is about to be your Representative. I can’t wait to get...
  • “It’s A Mandate”: AOC Handily Beats CNBC Host, Michelle Caruso-Cabrera In NY Primary

    06/24/2020 7:28:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/24/2020 | Ed Morrissey
    Good news, sorta. Looks like we’ll have AOC to kick around for another two years. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez buried her Democratic primary challenger Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, a former CNBC reporter who tried to unseat the frosh Representative after her “fluke” election in 2018. After winning 72.6% of the vote in NY-14, Ocasio-Cortez wants her props for a “mandate”: Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said her reported results of about 70% of the vote, which put her far ahead of challenger Michelle Caruso-Cabrera in the Democratic primary election, would be a ‘transformative’ mandate https://t.co/RNnk2PyljQ pic.twitter.com/m2HqKjIu2H— Reuters (@Reuters) June 24, 2020 When I won in...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wins primary as voters in 6 states cast ballots

    06/23/2020 9:37:42 PM PDT · by Stravinsky · 45 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 23, 2020 | Kendall Karson
    Just two weeks after Georgia's messy day at the polls, another six states tested the waters of voting during the coronavirus crisis on Tuesday in the final stretch of the primary season. ... In New York, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, successfully defended her seat for the first time, dispatching a number of challengers, including former CNBC journalist Michelle Caruso-Cabrera. The congresswoman had more than 70 percent of the vote when the Associated Press called the race in her favor. "When I won in 2018, many dismissed our victory as a 'fluke,'" she said on Twitter. "Tonight we are proving that...
  • Watch: AOC Proclaims ‘Latinos Are Black’ and I’m Dead (could get the boot tomorrow)

    06/22/2020 6:05:08 PM PDT · by Libloather · 64 replies
    Red State ^ | 6/22/20 | Bonchie
    I’m not a big fan of accusing people of cultural appropriation. If you want to eat a taco on Cinco de Mayo, have fun. If you like orange chicken, by all means, let’s do this thing. But there’s a difference between casual partaking of other cultures, which is one of the awesome things about America, and trying to appropriate the lived struggles of oppressed people for political and personal gain. That’s what makes Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez so insidious. Over and over, usually through the “people of color” canard, she’s tried to equalize her upper crust, pampered upbringing with those who...
  • AOC Praises TikTok Teens Who Interfered With Trump Presidential Campaign

    06/21/2020 1:27:54 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 61 replies
    thepostmillennial.com ^ | 21st June 2020
    A significant number of teenagers and K-pop fans used China-owned social media platform TikTok to coordinate placing fake ticket reservations for President Donald Trump's campaign rally in Tulsa, drawing support from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other members of the blue-check Twitter brigade. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez cheered on the teens who deliberately interfered in a presidential campaign, by tweeting: "Actually you just got ROCKED by teens on TikTok who flooded the Trump campaign w/ fake ticket reservations & tricked you into believing a million people wanted your white supremacist open mic enough to pack an arena during COVID Shout out to Zoomers....
  • Trump urges AOC to run against Schumer, says she’d win

    06/21/2020 11:13:36 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 21 2020 | Edmund DeMarche
    President Trump urged Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., to run against the state’s longtime Sen. Chuck Schumer in the 2022 primary in November, saying that she would be a “big improvement” and that she would likely win. Schumer, the Senate minority leader, has been a vocal critic of the president, but so has Ocasio-Cortez, who faces her own primary challenger this year for her House seat. Critics of the president say Trump's call on Ocasio-Cortez to run is simply an attempt to divide the party. Trump retweeted a report from the Washington Times that said liberals “are kicking around the idea”...
  • Democrat AOC, CNN’s Brian Stelter Gloat About China-Controlled ‘TikTok’ App DisInfo Campaign Against Trump Rally

    06/21/2020 7:10:26 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 38 replies
    The National Pulse ^ | 06 21 2020 | Staff
    Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted on Saturday night, following a smaller turnout at the Trump rally in Oklahoma: "Actually you just got ROCKED by teens on TikTok who flooded the Trump campaign w/ fake ticket reservations & tricked you into believing a million people wanted your white supremacist open mic enough to pack an arena during COVID Shout out to Zoomers. Y’all make me so proud" Let’s be clear: TikTok is controlled by the Chinese Communist Party, as we detailed in May here on The National Pulse. The app has removed references to the Tiananmen Square massacre, in line with demands...
  • Undercover Investigation: Minneapolis riot was preplanned [check out sunrisemovement.org ]

    06/17/2020 7:13:59 PM PDT · by FrdmLvr · 58 replies
    YouTube ^ | 6-8-20 | Millennial Millie
    Millennial Millie does an expose on who is behind the riot insurrections, the connection with the Green New Deal, the group that recruits school children as young as middle schoolers as foot soldiers in the ranks of Antifa and BLM, and who have gotten 16 of the 30 Democrat candidates they promoted elected in 2018 including Cortez, Omar, Talib and Presley. A must see.
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Celebrate Juneteenth by Enacting Commission to Study Reparations

    06/19/2020 12:04:09 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 19 2020 | HANNAH BLEAU
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said Friday the United States should celebrate Juneteenth, the day commemorating the end of slavery in the U.S., by enacting Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee’s (D-TX) legislation forming a commission to study proposals for issuing reparations. “Happy #Juneteenth!” the New York lawmaker said on social media. “To celebrate, let’s pass legislation that makes Juneteenth a national holiday and enact H.R. 40, Rep @JacksonLeeTX18’s Commission on Reparations”:
  • Wall Street giants including the CEOs of Goldman and Blackstone are pouring money into the campaign to defeat AOC in a June primary

    06/18/2020 1:38:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Business Insider via MSN ^ | 6/18/20 | Saloni Sardana
    Some of Wall Street's most prominent names have donated thousands of dollars to Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez's opponent in the upcoming Democratic primary in New York, data from the FEC shows. Federal Election Commission data shows that donors including Goldman Sachs' CEO David Solomon, Blackstone's Stephen Schwarzman, and hedge fund behemoth Paul Tudor Jones have given to the campaign of Michelle Caruso-Cabrera. Caruso-Cabrera, a former CNBC reporter, is going up against Ocasio-Cortez to secure the Democratic nomination for New York's 14th congressional district on June 23. **SNIP** Caruso-Cabrera has raised just over $2 million so far, while Ocasio-Cortez's campaign has received more...
  • The Squad in the spotlight: AOC, progressive peers face primary challenges of their own

    06/16/2020 3:05:30 AM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 6/12/20 | Joseph Ax, Susan Cornwell
    (Reuters) - Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's stunning upset over a member of the Democratic congressional leadership in 2018 made her a household name and inspired similar insurgent campaigns around the United States. Now the democratic socialist from New York City, best known by her initials AOC, must survive her own challenge from within the party in a June 23 primary election. Two other members of "the Squad" – four women of color who, in their first terms, have become the face of the U.S. House of Representatives' liberal wing – also face primary challengers. Like Ocasio-Cortez, Michigan's Rashida Tlaib and Minnesota's Ilhan...
  • AOC raises $10.5 million ahead of heated June 23 primary

    06/13/2020 2:05:44 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 13 2020 | Marisa Schultz
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., once again proved her fundraising prowess by raising $2.4 million in just two months as she kicks up her campaign operation before her June 23 primary election, according to federal campaign finance reports she filed this week. Her April and May cash haul brings the total raised for her reelection bid to more than $10.5 million, making the freshman rep among the best fundraisers for the Democrats, along with House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., federal elections records show. Ocasio-Cortez, 30, is facing a spirited Democratic primary challenge from...
  • Ocasio-Cortez Defends ‘Defund The Police’ Slogan

    06/09/2020 10:25:24 PM PDT · by BP1001 · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 09, 2020 | William Davis
    "...Calls to defund U.S. police departments have grown louder on the left since the death of George Floyd late last month, with activists groups including Black Lives Matter demanding the abolition of police departments across the country."
  • AOC Accuses Kayleigh McEnany of 'Stripping Titles' from 'Women of Color.' Her Response Is Epic

    06/09/2020 1:24:05 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 58 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 9 June 2020 | Tyler o'Neil
    White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany condemned the “defund the police” movement during a press conference on Monday. In doing so, she named prominent Democratic congresswoman who want to defund the police. Among them, she named Congresswoman and “Biden advisor” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.). This prompted outrage from AOC, who accused McEnany of betraying a racist impulse. McEnany “wouldn’t be the first person to mistake a women of color for having a lower position or title than she does, but Kayleigh – in case you haven’t picked up a newspaper in two years, I’m a Congresswoman,” AOC tweeted. The congresswoman went...