Shocker: AOC Wants to Defund the Police
It was only a matter of time.
On a conference call, socialist Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez repeated calls of many on the Left and asked other elected officials what they would be “willing to sacrifice” in order to “defund the police,” according to Hot Air. She specifically referenced the NYPD but was talking more broadly about police departments nationwide.
As Hot Air reports:
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez threw her weight behind a growing movement to defund police departments that has become a rallying cry for some protesters in the wake of George Floyd’s death.
The progressive firebrand put her stamp of approval on the far-left demand as a policy solution to combat police brutality and racial injustice during a congressional primary debate that aired Friday night on NY1.
Ocasio-Cortez said she’s “actively engaged in advocacy” for a “reduction of our NYPD budget and defunding a $6 billion NYPD budget that costs us books in the hands of our children and costs us very badly needed investment in NYCHA [New York City Housing Authority] and public housing.”
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: "If you're an elected official… I'm asking you to ask yourself what are you willing to sacrifice to make sure that over-funded police departments are defunded?" pic.twitter.com/1jl3rezBTG
— The Hill (@thehill) June 6, 2020
It’s unsurprising that the movement that started with “abolish ICE” moved to effectively “abolish the police.”