On an Instagram Live “Ask Me Anything” session on Tuesday, socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) declared that calling illegal immigration a “surge” is part of a “white supremacist” narrative.
Asked about the crisis of a flood of illegal aliens overwhelming the border, AOC inanely replied, “It’s not a border crisis. It’s an Imperialism crisis, it’s a climate crisis, it’s a trade crisis. And also it’s a carceral crisis,” she said.
No, it’s a border crisis.
“But people don’t want to have that conversation,” AOC continued. “They want to say, ‘But what about the surge?’” Then she called for a “gut check,” saying, “Stop. Anyone who’s using the term ‘surge’ around you, consciously, is trying to invoke a militaristic frame. And that’s a problem, because this is not a surge.”
Yes, it’s a surge, by definition. As Marine veteran and Townhall.com senior writer Julio Rosas pointed out on Twitter, “I’ve been using the term ‘surge’ because there’s a higher than usual amount of people illegally crossing into the U.S.”
She went on to hysterically call such language part of “a white supremacist philosophy,” criticizing “the idea that if another is coming in the population that this is an invasion of who we are.”
AOC wants to make the border surge about climate change, identity politics, and white supremacy, but in fact, it is about issues of national sovereignty, law and order, the crushing economic impact, a likely surge of COVID, and a surge of potential terrorism. That’s the conversation she doesn’t want to have.