Ocasio-Cortez Says She Wants DHS to Be Abolished

AOC democrats socialists Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez DHSRep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said in an interview this week that she was in favor of ending the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

The freshman congresswoman made the remarks during an appearance on The New Yorker Radio Hour with David Remnick while discussing her past comments when she called for the elimination of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

“And so, I think what it means is, for example, ICE is not under DOJ It’s under the Department of Homeland Security,” Ocasio-Cortez said during the interview.

“Would you get rid of Homeland Security, too?” Remnick asked.

“I think so. I think so,” the freshman congresswoman replied. “I think we need to undo a lot of the egregious mistakes that the Bush Administration did.”

“I feel like it is a very qualified and supported position, at least in terms of evidence and in terms of being able to make the argument that we never should have created DHS in the early 2000s,” she added.

The DHS was created after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks as “a comprehensive national strategy to safeguard the country against terrorism and respond to any future attacks,” according to the department’s website.

Following her comments, former New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez told Fox News’ Outnumbered on July 10 that the idea of abolishing the department was “pure insanity,” adding that it would put the nation at risk.

“Homeland Security was created in order to keep America safe, it was created after 9/11. I just think Ocasio-Cortez is into the ‘shock and awe.’ She wants to make a statement and be ahead of everything,” Martinez told the program.

She was also criticized by other prominent figures for her comments.

Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) wrote on Twitter:

GOP Co-Chair Tommy Hicks said:

Bringing the end of DHS will also end the operation of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), United States Coast Guard (USCG), United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), United States Secret Service (USSS), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Management Directorate, Science and Technology Directorate, Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office, the Office of Intelligence and Analysis, and the Office of Operations Coordination.

Reprinted with permission from - The Epoch Times - by Janita Kan

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2 years ago

It’s really bad when the media gives this woman air time to talk nonsense……….who voted for this nut???

Sharon Boyd
3 years ago

AOC is an idiot.

Jack Thomas
3 years ago

Congresswoman A.O.C. is clearly so far out in “left field” ideologically that she’s a danger to our national security. If you lived in a town with a high crime rate, would you propose abolishing the police department? A.O.C. is totally clueless! And the media —-including more conservative, rational FOX News —- gives her more attention than she really deserves. How sad for our country that New Yorkers actually voted for this ditz! Electing A.O.C. was equivalent to putting a wolf in charge of guarding the henhouse. Likewise for Rep. Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, and Ayanna Presseley — all far-left Democrats like A.O.C. who have the wrong viewpoint of U.S. foreign policy, internal security issues, and domestic policy in general and don’t know what the hell they’re doing. And that’s because none of them truly embrace or understand traditional American values. If they did, they wouldn’t be shooting their mouths off with nonsensical rhetoric that’s antithetical to what America is all about.

God save us from the folly of useful idiots!

3 years ago
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