Why is she defending them?
According to Texas land commissioner George P. Bush, Republicans need to be aware of ‘dangerous’ liberal policies that are seeking to turn the state blue.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., recently stated in an interview that the rise in thefts in New York City is closely linked to the end of the child tax credit. This was not the only statement she made that drew people’s attention. Most notably she predicted that Texas is inevitably going to turn blue in the coming years.
Regarding the increase in theft during her interview she stated “And we allow the discourse to make it sound as though it’s, like, these shady figures in the bush jumping out from a corner. These are young men. These are boys. We’re also not discussing the mental health crisis that we are experiencing as a country as a result of the pandemic.” The child tax credit was according to AOC a lifeline for many families, and yet the credit expired last December leaving many families stranded.
The monthly tax credits that were a part of the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package initiated by President Biden were proposed to be extended for one more year, but this proposal was opposed by Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin who stated that this money would discourage people from working and that it would lead to further inflation. Current inflation rates have reached a 40 year high.
In her interview, AOC said “We don’t want to have that discussion. We want to say these people are criminals or we want to talk about “people who are violent,” instead of ‘environments of violence,’ and what we’re doing to either contribute to that or dismantle that.”
On the very day that the interview was published an Asian-American woman was found dead inside her apartment. According to the police report the victim was stabbed to death by a homeless man that had followed her inside.