When it comes to political comedy, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is the gift that keeps on giving. Each week, Liberty Nation uncovers the blunders that keep us wondering: How did she ever get elected?
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had a full week of unintentional political comedy as President Donald Trump was acquitted in the Senate’s impeachment hearings. One of the most interesting stories about the young lawmaker had to do with Trump’s attempt to stir the pot in the Democratic Party. AOC did manage to engage in a bit of race-baiting when discussing radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh receiving the Medal of Freedom. Lastly, the details of her pro-illegal immigrant legislative proposal were revealed, showing once again that the socialist superstar plans to push for more open borders.
AOC Fumes About Rush Limbaugh’s Award
While President Trump was giving the State of the Union address on Tuesday, he took time to honor Rush Limbaugh, the most influential conservative on talk radio. Limbaugh, who was recently diagnosed with lung cancer, was surprised when the president announced that he would be given the award during the event.
This didn’t make AOC very happy. In fact, she was incensed that someone like Limbaugh — who opposes socialism with the fire of a thousand suns — was rewarded for his three decades of preaching conservatism to his radio audience. In an Instagram livestream, Ocasio-Cortez raged against Limbaugh, calling him a “virulent racist.”
She said: “First of all, the Presidential Medal of Freedom is an extraordinarily sacred award. We’re talking about putting someone on the same level as Rosa Parks, for example, in terms of their contributions to American progress.” She continued, “Rush Limbaugh is a virulent racist.”
It was the same type of attack that others on the left made when Limbaugh received his award. But amidst all the accusations of racism, nobody managed to bring up any racist comments that the talk show host had made. How curious.
Trump Puts His Money on AOC
Hours before he gave the State of the Union Address, President Trump decided to have a little fun as he discussed his opposition. During a pre-speech luncheon, which was attended by various TV news personalities, he predicted that Ocasio-Cortez would eventually challenge Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. The president said in no uncertain terms that his money is on AOC. “I think she will kick his ass,” he quipped.
Trump made his comments while interacting with reporters at the luncheon the day before the Senate would acquit him at the end of the impeachment trial. But the president’s prediction may not be all that farfetched; AOC and her far-left progressive colleagues in the Democratic Party are on the warpath against fellow politicians who they deem to be too moderate. They are targeting these individuals during the primary season, hoping to replace them with other rabid socialist candidates.
The New Way Forward Act
Last, but most certainly not least, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez is backing a bill called the “New Way Forward Act.” This proposed legislation would provide more aid and comfort for illegal immigrants — including those who commit additional crimes after entering the country. There are several troublesome aspects to the bill, including the fact that if it were passed, the U.S. would allow illegal alien former prisoners to remain in the country and pay for the return of individuals who were deported.
Of course, the legislation would also weaken agencies like Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and put an end to most deportations. Fox News host Tucker Carlson exposed the content of the bill and the motivation behind it.
“The New Way Forward Act fundamentally inverts every assumption you have about America. Under this legislation, the criminals are the victims. Law enforcement is illegitimate. It’s racist, just like the country you live in, and the only solution is to get rid of both. America would be better off as a borderless rest area for the world’s worst predators and parasites.”
If this bill were made into law, no crimes would require an illegal alien to be deported. Rep. Jesus “Chuy” Garcia (D-IL), the chief sponsor of the bill, said that it would halt the “prison to deportation pipeline.” Put simply, if he has his way, illegal aliens could commit some of the worst crimes without having to worry about being removed from the country. Given the allowances it would give to immigrants who enter the country illegally, it is no wonder that people like AOC support it. But it is not likely that the proposal will gain much steam — especially with a GOP-led Senate and a president who would get a good laugh at the bill before vetoing it.
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