Democrats are going on the news every day and complaining about the ongoing government shutdown. Now they have been given an opportunity to reopen the government again and their rising left wing star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voted no. Her reason? Because the bill would have funded ICE.
The New York Post reports:
Ocasio-Cortez was the only Dem to vote ‘no’ on bill to reopen the government
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was the lone House Democrat Wednesday to vote against leadership-backed bills to reopen the government because she opposes money for Immigration and Customs Enforcement or additional border security measures.
“We were having conversations with our community after we voted for DHS [Department of Homeland Security] funding the first time,” Ocasio-Cortez told The Post after House votes. “We’re hearing back a lot from our local community and they’re uncomfortable with any vote on funding for ICE.”
Her Queens and Bronx district has a significant immigrant and Latino population and her constituents are already feeling pressure from ICE deportations.
While she voted in favor of DHS funding in the past to reopen the government, after hearing from her voters, now she’s “a solid no for funding ICE at all,” spokesman Corbin Trent added.
Will the media accuse Cortez of holding the country hostage based on her vote? Wouldn’t they do that if she was a Republican?