Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) issued a series of conspiratorial tweets on Tuesday night, claiming without evidence that Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen stole “1000s of children” and that climate change was responsible for the migration crisis.
The 29-year-old former bartender also attempted to deny what her own office said about her Green New Deal and claimed that the purpose behind asking the citizenship question on the census was to intentionally “harm immigrants.”
Ocasio-Cortez retweeted a tweet on an opinion piece that promoted hatred against Nielsen, stressing that she should be a “permanent pariah” for the rest of her life. The Democratic representative claimed without evidence that Nielsen stole “1000s of children,” but failed to elaborate on where she thought the stolen were located.
Shortly after posting that tweet, the congresswoman suggested that “climate change” was responsible for the migration problem that the U.S. is facing.
“The far-right loves to drum up fear & resistance to immigrants,” Ocasio-Cortez claimed. “But have you ever noticed they never talk about what‘s causing people to flee their homes in the first place? Perhaps that’s bc they’d be forced to confront 1 major factor fueling global migration: Climate change.”
Fox News reported that “for many migrants traveling from Central America, violent crime and extreme poverty are the driving forces of migration.”
“El Salvador has one of the highest murder rates in the world, due in part, to gangs like MS-13, which was started by Salvadoran immigrants in the U.S. and spread to El Salvador and other countries,” Fox New added. “In Honduras, nearly two-thirds of the population, or almost 5.5 million people, live in poverty, according to the World Bank. Per capita income averages just $120 per month.”
Nielsen said last week that most of the migrants that Border Patrol encounters on the southern border are economic migrants, meaning they are trying to enter the U.S. for a better job and standard of living.
Ocasio-Cortez later defended her much-maligned Green New Deal, tweeting: “The GOP, corp lobbyists, & Fox expose their dishonesty every time they claim the #GND ‘bans cows,’ steals people’s farms, takes your grandma’s lunch money &costs $100 zillion. Maybe if they actually did their job & read HRes109, they could avoid embarrassing themselves so often.”
The Green New Deal FAQ sheet that her office published on her official government website did mention banning cows.
Ocasio-Cortez’s claim that the political Right is saying that her plan “steals people’s farms” and “takes your grandma’s lunch money” is false. Ocasio-Cortez’s claim that her plan does not cost “$100 zillion,” is, rhetorically speaking, also false. An analysis from experts found that her plan would cost up to $93 trillion.
Though the freshman congresswoman suggests that everyone who criticizes her massive government takeover is “embarrassing themselves,” the reality is her plan did not receive a single vote of support in the U.S. Senate.
Ocasio-Cortez also claimed that the government wanting to know how many citizens were in the U.S. was an intentional ploy to “harm immigrants.”
Ocasio-Cortez’s poll numbers have been devastated nationally with all the negative attention she has been receiving over her disastrous Green New Deal and her intentional sabotaging of the New York Amazon deal, which cost her constituents thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in economic activity.