Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wants to Dismantle Department of Homeland Security

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wants to Dismantle Department of Homeland Security

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's, D-N.Y., comments this week to The Washington Post about Pelosi's posture toward the most visible new lawmakers in her caucus - which include Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rashida Tlaib of MI and Ayanna Pressley of MA - suggests that their differences might not just be ideological but rooted in something deeper. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA). "I addressed that." She also added that she would continue to have a dialogue about this issue appropriately. "I feel like we are at a very, it's 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've created DHS in the early 2000s", Ocasio-Cortez said.

Rep. William Lacy Clay (D-MO) was appalled by the freshman lawmaker's accusations, and the opinions of her staff. "It got to a point where it was just outright disrespectful. the explicit singling out of newly elected women of color". Ocasio-Cortez's chief of staff came under scrutiny in recent days for tweets criticizing Pelosi and comparing moderate Democrats to segregationist senators.

'We expect the value of every member of our caucus.

Ocasio-Cortez's remarks came hours after Pelosi reportedly gave a forceful speech at a closed-door meeting, in which she admonished party members for publicly attacking one another over policy disputes on social media. "Four people, four votes out of 240 people, who cares".

Some Democrats are looking for more than an apology from Ocasio-Cortez and Chakrabarti, a former leader of the Justice Democrats, a liberal activist group that has supported primary challenges against several veteran lawmakers.

Host David Remnick asked Ocasio-Cortez if she would get rid of the Department of Homeland Security, as well.


"I can tell you this as the Republican Conference Chair, someone who's responsible for a large part of our messaging, that we are going to be having these debates based on substance". "Because you can't get your way, and because you are-, you're getting pushback, you resort to use the race card?"

"I would like to know what's going on here because I don't think that this is typically - the comments she made, however she meant them, have a certain interpretation, obviously, and I think it's just important that we clear this", she said.

"That public "whatever" is called public sentiment", Rep. Ocasio-Cortez said.

A short time later, Pelosi marched her caucus members into a closed room to chide them for "tweeting about other members", the report said.

A member of the Congressional Black Caucus, Clay has served in the House since 2001. The aide added that the "alienation" of the freshmen progressives has been a pattern and said, "unless you are a woman of color in that situation I don't think you can judge".