AOC Wants to Liberate “Southern States” and Says Republicans Support White Supremacy
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said that Republicans support white supremacy, and that Democrats in the Southern states need to be "liberated" from "economic, social, and racial oppression.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said that Republicans support white supremacy, and that Democrats in the Southern states need to be “liberated” from “economic, social, and racial oppression.“
The New York Representative made the controversial statements in a video published to an Instagram. Ocasio-Cortez claimed that people living in Southern states were “suppressed” by Republicans.
Ocasio-Cortez also said Republicans are responsible for the violence found at the protest in Washington D.C. on Jan. 6.
She also criticized members who recently left their positions in the Trump Administration without having invoked the 25th Amendment, a move that would remove President Donald Trump from office.
“Those five people’s blood is on your hands, what are you going to do? And they think that resigning is going to clean that blood off their hands, it is always on them. They are forever stained with the deaths of five people, especially when they did not invoke the 25th Amendment to remove this president when they had the power to do so. Cowards,” she said.
“They don’t give a damn about order. They don’t give a damn about safety…. They give a damn about white supremacy, they care about preserving the social order and the mythology of whiteness,” Ocasio-Cortez asserted.
Occasio-Cortez’s claims are similar to those made by Stacey Abrams who says that her race for governor against Georgia Governor Brian Kemp was stolen by Republicans who engaged in voter suppression.
In her rant, she cited the recent Senate wins in Georgia by Democrats as evidence that Southern states which have historically voted Republican are not real “red states,” but instead are liberal Democrat states where the vote has been suppressed.
“That’s what we got to do. We got to organize. And I think what we saw in Georgia is a really good example with black women leading the way, with multiracial and multicultural organizations leading the way, um, they proved that southern states are not red states,” she claimed. “They are suppressed states. Which means the only way that our country is going to heal is through the actual liberation of southern states, the actual liberation of the poor, the actual liberation of working people—from economic, social, and racial oppression. That’s the only way. That’s the only way.”
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