Newly-elected Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has called for the abolishment of ICE, the federal agency that enforces immigration laws.
Her constituents might not be so supportive, however, after video footage went viral of a violent murder by an MS-13 gang member, who also happened to be an illegal immigrant, in her own New York district.
The shooting occurred on a subway platform in Queens, shortly after noon on Sunday, in full view of terrified subway passengers. 26-year-old Ramiro Gutierrez, a Salvadoran national, was arrested for the killing on Monday.
The victim, 20-year-old Abel Mosso, was a member of a rival street gang. Police are still looking for two other men in connection with the shooting.
She may be one of the newest members of Congress, but Ocasio-Cortez has no hesitation about taking on controversial positions.
Ocasio-Cortez has marketed herself to radical leftists, saying she wants to abolish ICE, the government agency tasked with border security.
She has tried to smear the entire agency over an illegal immigrant child’s recent tragic death from illness.
At the same time, she stands with her fellow New York Democrats, who just put a law into effect that eases restrictions on late-term abortions.
Ignoring the Obvious
In order to score political points, Ocasio-Cortez ignores the obvious problems of open and unsecured borders. Violent crimes like the murder that happened in her district this week are simply ignored.
What is worse is the fact the mainstream media gives her plenty of space to tout her “green” initiative but does not question her how violence like this could have been prevented by better border security.
Sadly, Ocasio-Cortez is not alone, as several prominent Democrats have joined in her quest to end the agency. Among them are at least two leading presidential candidates, Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Kirsten Gillibrand.
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