New York Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said at a press conference Thursday the U.S. should “stop building” jails if we want to reduce the inmate population.
“It is not acceptable for us to use jails as garbage bins for human beings. We need to treat people and see them as human,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “If we want to reduce violent crime, reduce the number of people in our jails, the answer is to stop building more of them.”
“The answer is to make sure we actually build more hospitals, we pay organizers, we get people mental health care,” she said. “It’s to support communities, not throw them away.”
The press conference took place in New York City with Democrats Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Rep. Jamaal Bowman.
Rather than condemning the spike in violent crime across the country, Ocasio-Cortez seemingly romanticized a society with no laws. In the last year, U.S. homicides increased by 33 percent, and 63 of the 66 largest police jurisdictions experienced an uptick in a minimum of one violent crime category.
Why does anybody still pay any attention to this brainless little nit-wit? She is wrong about most everything, and she sounds more idiotic every time she opens here mouth.
On Thursday, House Democrat Rep. Jamie Raskin revealed what was the driving force behind Speaker Pelosi’s Jan. 6 commission in an interview with CNN’s Don Lemon.
“Well, they’ve elevated what they think is in their best political interests over what is clearly in the best interest of the country, which is to determine the truth of those events and the cause of those events,” Raskin said. “But they are too eager to protect Donald Trump and the evidence of his attempted political coup against the government and against the election and too eager to protect the Proud Boys and the Three Percenters and the Oath Keepers in their insurrection against America.” “Then they’re too eager, I think, to protect the rioters themselves, who were seduced by Donald Trump’s invitation to come to Washington, from the truth because those people will defect very quickly once we simply proclaim the truth, which is that the big lie is a lie, that Donald Trump did not win the election,” he prattled on. “These are people who were brought to Washington under the premise that the election was being stolen and they were going to go and stop the steal. So it’s hard to blame them in a weird way.”
Then, Jamie Raskin said the quiet part out loud: The commission isn’t about finding out the truth, it’s about making a former president an ‘outcast’ and attempting to prevent him from holding high office ever again. (This also happened to be the entire goal behind impeachment.) “We need to get the truth out to those people, and Donald Trump should be an absolute pariah in America, as well as everybody who has been enabling his anti-social and anti-democratic conduct,” he said on national television. But Raskin wasn’t done sinking the Democrats’ ship yet.
Raskin’s lies about the riots were breathtaking, but unfortunately for him, he won’t be able to repeat them at a phony “independent” commission, which was killed by the Senate on Friday, in no small part due to remarks like his own.
The January 6th commission bill failed in a Friday vote, as only six Republicans voted for the bill and 11 senators skipped out on the vote altogether.
The six GOP senators who backed the bill were: Mitt Romney of Utah, Susan Collins of Maine, Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Rob Portman of Ohio, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Ben Sasse of Nebraska. These senators voted for Donald Trump’s conviction in the Senate impeachment trial, except for Rob Portman. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania and Richard Burr of North Carolina were the other senators who voted for Trump’s conviction.