Far-left socialist representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called for the abolishment of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) during an interview with The New Yorker Radio.
The comments made during a discussion regarding the congresswoman's previous statements regarding Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
"ICE is not under DOJ, it's under the Department of Homeland Security and so we have now —" Ocasio-Cortez stated.
"Would you get rid of Homeland Security too?" Remnick questioned.
"I think so," Ocasio-Cortez responded. "I think so."
Listen to the audio here:
Ocasio-Cortez tells The New Yorker Radio that she wants to eliminate the entire Department of Homeland Security (DHS)— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) July 10, 2019
Question: “Would you get rid of Homeland Security too?”
Ocasio-Cortez responds: “I think so”
DHS was created to protect America in response to 9/11 pic.twitter.com/A8i05visFi
Check out what the Daily Wire reported:
Ocasio-Cortez called the creation of DHS an "egregious mistake" by the Bush administration.
DHS was created after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, which resulted in the deaths of thousands of Americans, and is designed to help prevent attacks and deal with threats against the United States.
Just like Ocasio-Cortez, far-left Democrat Ilhan Omar is also calling for similar measures.
Back in February, Omar tweeted "#Not1Dollar for DHS," and later added: "When Democrats stood our ground last month, we proved that Individual 1 does not have the public support to ram his hateful wall through Congress. Let’s stand firm: #Not1Dollar for DHS."
When Democrats stood our ground last month, we proved that Individual 1 does not have the public support to ram his hateful wall through Congress.— Rep. Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan) February 8, 2019
Let’s stand firm: #Not1Dollar for DHS.
The Daily Wire continues:
"DHS has a budget of over $45 billion per year, which it uses to fund multiple operational and support components that the department oversees," The Daily Wire reported. DHS also employs nearly a quarter of a million people, according to its website.
Eliminating DHS would bring an end to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), United States Coast Guard (USCG), United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), United States Secret Service (USSS), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Management Directorate, Science and Technology Directorate, Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office, Office of Intelligence and Analysis, and the Office of Operations Coordination.
DHS has five core goals, which include preventing terrorism and enhancing security, securing and managing the borders, enforcing and administering immigration laws, safeguarding and securing cyberspace, and ensuring resilience to disasters.
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