Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is off to a scandalous start to Congress consumed by hateful rhetoric and a clear lack of command for the facts.
But by far her biggest transgression was when she threatened Don Trump Jr in a blatant abuse of power.
Our system of laws is fragile and we cannot have politicians abusing their power to go after their political enemies. So while the left just says it is her inexperience, she knows better as evidenced by her retreat and apology.
From The Daily Caller: Host Anderson Cooper said some people saw her comments as an abuse of power and Ocasio-Cortez said she was sorry if it made Trump Jr. feel threatened.
“Well, if he felt genuinely threatened by me, I apologize,” she said. “But I think, frankly, it’s legal advice that any person would give him.”
“You do know that most politicians don’t apologize for anything?” Cooper replied. “You’ve broken that rule now too.”
“Yeah, I’m breaking all the rules,” Ocasio-Cortez said.
earlier she went after President Trump, calling him a racist – we are waiting for that apology. From CNN:
There is “no question” that President Donald Trump is a racist, New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said in an interview that aired Sunday night.
Speaking on CBS’s “60 Minutes,” Ocasio-Cortez, a Democrat, told Anderson Cooper that Trump “certainly didn’t invent racism. But he’s certainly given a voice to it and expanded it and created a platform for those things.”
“Do you believe President Trump is a racist?” Cooper asked.
“Yeah, yeah, no question,” Ocasio-Cortez replied.
“When you look at the words that he uses, which are historic dog whistles of white supremacy. When you look at how he reacted to the Charlottesville incident where neo-Nazis murdered a woman, versus how he manufactures crises like immigrants seeking legal refuge on our borders, it’s night and day,” she continued.
— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) January 7, 2019