Even Democrats Think AOC Is a Nutcase For This Statement

Democrat Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY) seemed to doubled down on her agenda of defunding of police this week, saying that belief in a nationwide crime increase is only “hysteria” and that making “responsible choices about what money to allocate” away from police depts. is “important.”

“We are witnessing headlines about percentage spikes,” she explained about her recent NY Times headline about increasing crime:

“Now, I want to make clear that any crime increase is unacceptable. But I also want to ensure this hysteria, you know, that this does not drive hysteria and that we look at this data in context so we can make responsible choices about what money to allocate.”

Ocasio-Cortez kept going to say that the media is perpetuating “this idea of crime” increasing across America.

“I agree with Rep. Bowman, that I do think we need to reallocate funds away and that a major cause of this — and by the way, I also believe it is vital context because we see the news and they perpetuate the idea of crime increasing, right?” she said. “And so many Americans are panicked thinking about the idea that we are at an unprecedented level of crime.”

The Times published a story in which Ocasio-Cortez mentioned that “The FBI does not release full data until Sept., but homicides in cities are up over 30 percent on average from last year, and up 24 percent for the start of this year.”

Establishment Democrats are trying to portray themselves as being supportive of law enforcement.

“We are the only ones in Washington funding the police,” Democrat Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney (NY) said to the Times, “even as we fight for needed reforms and racial justice.”

The Democrats’ changing narrative could be due to a May poll, which showed that 30 percent of Americans felt unsafe as crime increases in American cities.

Author: Scott Dowdy