Radical Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is outraged over the news that President Joe Biden’s administration will build a border wall in Texas to tackle the illegal migrant crisis.
As Slay News reported earlier, Biden approved the building over the wall following pressure from Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.
Mayorkas mysteriously changed his tune about tackling the border crisis after House Republicans moved to slash his salary to $1.
Biden issued an order that will allow the government to sidestep environmental regulations in order to resume the border wall plan initiated during President Donald Trump’s administration.
Ocasio-Cortez blasted the move, calling the Biden admin’s decision to build the wall “cruel.”
AOC issued the statement Thursday after the Biden admin announced the reversal on building up a border wall.
In a statement posted to social media, AOC wrote:
“The Biden administration was not required to expand construction of the border wall – and they certainly were not required to waive several environmental laws to expedite the building.”
“The President needs to take responsibility for this decision and reverse course,” she added.
“A wall does nothing to deter people who are fleeing poverty and violence from coming to the United States.”
“You do not risk your life or your childrens’ (sic) lives going through the Darién Gap or traversing hundreds of miles of desert if you have any other options.
“Walls only serve to push migrants into more remote areas, increasing their chances of death.
“It is a cruel policy,” the congresswoman claims.
— Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@RepAOC) October 5, 2023
AOC continued by accusing the U.S. of destabilizing the situation in South America.
She didn’t provide evidence to support these claims, however.
Also on Thursday Biden offered a bizarre excuse for the decision.
Biden’s comment was even contradicted by what his own Homeland Security secretary said about the subject.
“The border wall — the money was appropriated for the border wall,” Biden said to reporters.
“I tried to get to them to reappropriate it, to redirect that money.
“They didn’t. They wouldn’t.
“And in the meantime, there’s nothing under the law other than they have to use the money for what it was appropriated.
“I can’t stop that.”
The Biden admin has been lambasted for an immigration crisis that continues to worsen under its policies.
Biden had promised to end the construction of the border wall during his 2020 presidential campaign.