On Tuesday Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 29, became the youngest woman elected to Congress. In her victory speech, she accused U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) of committing human rights abuses.
“Words cannot express my gratitude to every organizer, every small-dollar donor, every working parent and Dreamer who helped make this movement happen,” she said. “And that’s exactly what this is, not a campaign or an Election Day but a movement… for social, economic and racial justice.
“We launched this campaign because no one was clearly and authentically talking about issues like the corrupting role of money in politics. Like the disturbing human rights violations being committed by ICE.”