Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Thursday expressed support for allocating absolutely “$0” for President Donald Trump’s “racist border wall.”
Our Revolution, the group that spun off after Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) presidential campaign, tweeted on Thursday: “$0. $0 is what should be allocated for this president’s racist border wall.”
The Democratic-Socialist, who campaigned in 2018 on abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and supported Sanders in 2016, re-tweeted it and added: “Say it again for the people in the Senate.”
Ocasio-Cortez’s remarks come days after Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) outraged left-wing activists by saying he would support giving President Donald Trump $1.6 billion for the border wall.
Trump said this week that he would be “willing” to shut down the government this month if he does not get just $5 billion of the $25 billion needed for the border wall.
Ocasio-Cortez’s comments targeting the Senate will raise eyebrows especially since left-wing activists and reporters called for her to primary Schumer after he put $1.6 billion on the table to fund Trump’s border wall.