Ocasio-Cortez strongly explains her reasons for holding Democrats accountable

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gave Scott Walker an economics lesson on Twitter. Image license CC Attribution 3.0 by El Borde via Wikimedia Commons

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) does not care if you’re a Democrat or a Republican, if you vote in support of a corrupt law enforcement agency like ICE, you should be held accountable. And she explained why in a Twitter thread on Saturday.

Earlier this week, the House voted to pass two gun bills that will strengthen background checks in this country to prevent future gun violence and mass shootings.

Unfortunately, a small group of Democrats joined Republicans to attach an amendment to the bill requiring ICE be notified if an undocumented immigrant tries to buy a gun, tainting the legislation in the process and forcing over 200 Democrats to pass the bill anyway with the added measure.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) ripped the caucus a new one behind closed doors, as did Ocasio-Cortez, who reportedly threatened to help more progressive challengers unseat the treacherous moderates.

Ocasio-Cortez and many other Democrats oppose ICE or have called for it to be disbanded altogether. Many Democrats have been bellyaching about her calling out fellow Democrats. But AOC explained why she is holding Democrats accountable and why she has no intention of backing down.

First, she denied threatening a primary before pointing out why ICE needs to be shut down or heavily reformed.

She then noted that her vote to pass the background checks bill forces her to explain to her constituents why a pro-ICE amendment became part of it, slamming moderate lawmakers for sneaking it in, the opposite of transparency.

Ocasio-Cortez concluded by warning moderate Democrats that she will not hesitate to hold them accountable for their votes even though they belong to the same party.

And that’s the way it should be. Ocasio-Cortez got elected by telling voters that she will hold everyone accountable, not just Republicans. She intends to be a watchdog within the Democratic Party to make sure they fight for progressive ideas, one of which is that law enforcement should not be allowed to abuse children no matter where they come from.

ICE has terrorized immigrants across the country since President Donald Trump took office. It’s time to hold them accountable for their actions. And any Democrat who doesn’t agree can expect to earn the popular Ocasio-Cortez’s wrath. This is why the people love her so much.

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