Rep. Ocasio-Cortez Hits Back After Criticism for Voting Against Border Funding Bill

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tried to slam progressive Democrats in an interview with the New York Times over their break with moderate Democrats in not voting for a Senate measure on border funding.

“All these people have their public whatever and their Twitter world,” Pelosi said in the interview with Times. “But they didn’t have any following. They’re four people and that’s how many votes they got.”

The measure will supposedly send $4.6 billion in emergency funds to the southern border amid a humanitarian crisis there.

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But Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is one of the four Democrats that voted against the legislation because they believe humanitarian aid funds could be diverted to immigration enforcement by the current administration. She stood up for herself and the other liberals.

Ocasio-Cortez tweeted Saturday:


Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib and Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley also voted against the legislation.

“We know what it feels like to be dehumanized, we know what it feels like to be Brown and Black in this country,” Tlaib said on ABC’s “This Week,” referring to the four congresswomen that Pelosi went after.

“I honor the fact that we are there … all of us have these experiences that I think have been missing in the halls of Congress. Honor that, respect that, put us at the table. Let’s come up with a solution together… Still, I will not support anything that is broken and that dehumanizes people.”

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4 Comments

  1. grannybunny

    There was an old joke that Republicans, when the going got tough, would circle their wagon and shoot INWARD. Now, it appears to be the Democrats doing so. These circular firing squads only harm the participants, and don’t help anyone. You have to decide what your long-term goal is in the overall war and pick your battles accordingly.

  2. Jackie Scott

    She’s fantastic !!!

  3. Gabriell Paye

    Since we can’t indict a sitting president, impeachment is the only option. Politicians like Nancy Pelosi who refuse to impeach this criminal president need to be replaced with politicians like AOC and Bernie who show courage and are accountable to the American people!

  4. Jeanneth Sangurima-Quiles

    Pelosi is the traditional, old and white same-politics with no action. Hoping any corrupt person will do the right thing, is STUPID, CHILDISH and some enablers, but on the other side of the political party. Let the public read the “deal” that they so very much want to pass. The four votes against this so-called deal are doing their JOB, they’re REPRESENTING their constituents and not the party.

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