Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is never one to shy away from the TV cameras or create buzz on social media.
But given the substance of what she has to say, maybe there are times when she should.
Now AOC just came up with the most ridiculous solution ever to fix the border crisis.
Joe Biden and his administration have been derelict in duty when it comes to securing our nation’s border.
In a brand new CBS poll this week, Biden’s approval on handling immigration reached a record low of only 32%
Fully 68% of respondents now say they disapprove of Biden’s handling of the border, making for record numbers of disapproval.
Because of Biden’s complete mismanagement of the issue, 45 percent of Americans say the border situation is a crisis, and another 30 percent call it as a serious problem.
All this adds up to Democrats generally being on defensive about the border and immigration issues because the party’s preferred stance is wildly out of step with the wishes of most Americans.
Naturally, the last thing that the party needs is for a high-profile player to draw attention to that fact, and that’s where Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) comes in.
Whether it comes to championing left-wing causes at the expense of jobs in her district or suggesting that those who disagree with her are interested in her, New York’s most online congresswoman certainly generates her share of print and digital pixels.
In a recent appearance on the Daily Show with Desus Nice, Ocasio-Cortez said one of her solutions to fix the immigration system would be “trying to document people and create a path to citizenship.”
Nice asked the New York congresswoman her opinion on the immigration crisis, saying, “Immigrants are the lifeblood of our city. Our mayor, Eric Adams, he said we can’t handle anymore here. You represent one of the most diverse districts in Congress. What can be done at the federal level to help?”
AOC: To lower the number of illegal border crossers… just make them legal
AOC answered, “Well, here’s the thing, is that I think… From all parts of the political spectrum, one of the biggest issues that we have when it comes to immigration, is that we have an undocumented population. Now you can fix that by trying to build a wall. Or you can fix that by trying to document people.”
AOC: You can solve the border crisis “By trying to build a wall. Or you can fix that by documenting people.”
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That answer was met with dutiful chapter from a largely left-leaning audience.
Distressed Dems have a murky political future
But this position is particularly troublesome given recent events.
In December alone, more than 300,000 people crossed the US-Mexico border in December illegally and are now being processed immigration officials.
According to government figures, this number marks a new monthly record, and AOC’s plan would only exacerbate an already untenable solution for resource-stressed border communities.
In warning signs for Democrats, traditionally Democrat-leaning constituencies appear to be trending toward more conservative positions on crucial immigration issues.
Not to mention, the future campaign ads in background states showing a prominent Democrat effectively advocating for more mayhem aren’t going to be helpful to the party’s 2024 prospects.
The immigration crisis, manufactured by the Biden administration and their Democrat allies in congress, features to play a prominent role in this year’s presidential election.
Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.