National Security

‘Is AOC Working for the Cartels or the American People?’

Fox News contributor poses a reasonable question about the progressive lawmaker

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On Wednesday night, Fox News contributor Rachel Campos-Duffy laid out a perfectly honest and logical question during her appearance on “The Story with Martha McCallum.”

Campos-Duffy blasted the call by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) for the abolition of the Department of Homeland Security.

AOC’s partner in crime, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), had already called for the ending of the agency a couple of months ago.

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Said Campos-Duffy, “We’re looking at someone who basically wants to give you the wish list for terrorists, the wish lists for criminal cartels and sex traffickers. You have to wonder, is she working for them or the American people?”

Fellow panelist Juan Williams tried to remind Campos-Duffy of the many concerns conservatives had back in 2002 — when the new federal agency was created in response to the 9/11 attacks.

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Campos-Duffy replied, “That is not the concern that AOC has. AOC likes big federal agencies — [and] the bigger the better. Her concern is with the vision of DHS. She doesn’t want to just eliminate DHS — she wants to abolish ICE, get rid of Border Patrol. She agrees with Julian Castro in decriminalizing illegal border crossings.”

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Given the argument laid out like that, one has to wonder why AOC and Omar want to get rid of DHS and Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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Williams tried to bring up alleged accounts of abhorrent border detention conditions.

He mentioned a photo that showed what looked like jail prisoners rushing up to the window to get their photos taken. But that doesn’t mean the room was actually overcrowded.

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