Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Blasts Trump's Speech, Suggests Illegal Immigrants Acting 'More American' Than Him
U.S.-bound immigrants are acting more in the American spirit than President Trump.????Those are the thoughts of Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez when speaking to MSNBC following President Trump’s address on immigration????The New York Democrat slammed President Trump’s immigration policies, saying that the legal immigration process is being restricted to the point where more people are forced to become undocumented and then “he’s trying to attack their undocumented status”.????Ocasio-Cortez continued when speaking to MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow????(Ocasio-Cortez SOT)??“It is anti-American.
And again, those women and children trying to come here with nothing but the shirts on their back to create an opportunity and to provide for this nation are acting more in an American tradition than this president is right now.”????The freshman lawmaker called Trump’s border wall command a “campaign fantasy”, saying that he has “decided to hold the paychecks of everyday Americans hostage” to fulfill it.????Ocasio-Cortez tweeted a story of a furloughed Department of Housing and Urban Development worker she met.????According to her the worker said “please don’t give into a wall.
I don’t want the political tool of withholding my paycheck to be legitimized.”????Ocasio-Cortez has stayed silent on whether she will be taking a paycheck during the partial government shutdown despite her call for members of Congress to “have some integrity” and work without pay during the period.
Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Wednesday said it's not "a game" for migrants fleeing "horrifying" situations and defended her decision to dismiss the Senate's aid measure, saying..