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Wed Feb 24, 2021, 11:02 AM

AOC Tries to Both-Sides Biden Administration on Child Detention, Backpedals Half an Hour Later

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By Tommy Christopher Feb 24th 8:53 am

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tried to equate President Joe Biden’s reopening of a migrant facility for unaccompanied minors with the Trump administration’s horrific record on child detention — then walked her criticism of Biden back after half an hour of intense reaction.

On Tuesday afternoon, AOC posted a link to a Washington Post article entitled “First migrant facility for children opens under Biden,” and wrote, “This is not okay, never has been okay, never will be okay – no matter the administration or party.”




The article was the same one cited by Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy when he tried to both-sides the issue at Tuesday’s White House briefing. But as Jen Psaki told Doocy, and the article explains, this reopening is nothing at all like the Trump administration’s policy of ripping children away from their families and caging them, and is necessitated by the pandemic.

“This is not kids being kept in cages,” Psaki told Doocy. “This is a facility that was opened that’s going to follow the same standards as other HHS facilities. It is not a replication, certainly not, that is never our intention of replicating the immigration policies of the past administration, but we are in a circumstance where we are not going to expel unaccompanied minors at the border. That would be inhumane.”

After about a half an hour of letting her tweet marinate, AOC suddenly came to that same more nuanced conclusion, slamming the fundamentals of the immigration system




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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 24, 2021, 11:06 AM

1. That's a bit of word salad from AOC

She jumped the gun.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 24, 2021, 11:10 AM

2. AOC (for me) tends to take one step forward then two steps back.

She lost me with a war with the Democratic “establishment”

Then she says something I like.

Then she says something I try to think of as “youthful exuberance”. But that is being nice.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 24, 2021, 11:26 AM

3. It would appear that AOC really dislikes Joe Biden.

She tweets before the thinks. She's learned all the wrong lessons from the Rose Twitter crew and her mentor. Expect more of her nonsense to be featured in Republican attack ads.

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