Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), appearing on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show following President Trump’s address to the nation on the crisis at the U.S. Southern border, attacked Americans opposed to illegal immigration and glossed over the recent murder of a legal immigrant police officer Cpl. Ronil Singh of the Newman, California police by an illegal alien named Paulo Virgen Mendoza. Singh immigrated from Fiji and became a U.S. citizen so he could fulfill his dream of being a police officer in the United States.
Mendoza was helped in his attempted escape back to Mexico by a web of seven family and friends, six of whom are admitted illegal aliens.
Ocasio-Cortez’s comment dismissing the murder of Cpl. Singh came in the midst of an impassioned uninterrupted two-minute-plus rant responding to Trump’s speech in which he spoke about the murder of Singh the day after Christmas during a traffic stop by the criminal illegal alien Mendoza.
During his Oval Office speech, President Donald Trump spoke about Cpl. Ronil Singh, a Newman police officer who was killed during a traffic stop Dec. 26. The man charged with killing Singh was in the country illegally, but it’s unknown exactly when he entered the U.S. pic.twitter.com/5vAKj5YPeC
— kcranews (@kcranews) January 9, 2019
Trump’s somber, presidential demeanor in his Oval Office address was in stark contrast to Ocasio-Cortez on MSNBC.
Ocasio-Cortez wouldn’t mention it was a police officer, nor would she even say he was murdered, let alone by an illegal alien. She dismissively said of Singh’s murder: “He (Trump) talked about what happened the day after Christmas.”
Ocasio-Cortez then talked at length about the tragic death of a migrant child due to illness while in ICE custody on Christmas Eve (not Christmas Day as she said) and called for abolishing ICE.
Here is @AOC going off on Maddow:pic.twitter.com/EvyWP1fHdd
— Erick Fernandez (@ErickFernandez) January 9, 2019
In the video segment above, Ocasio-Cortez falsely claims the majority of illegal aliens in the U.S. are visa overstays. A Polifact report published last August puts the hard to ascertain percentage of visa overstayers at 42 percent.
“A 2017 report by the Center for Migration Studies…projects overstayers were 42 percent…”
Earlier in the interview, Ocasio-Cortez attacked Americans opposed to illegal immigration, saying, “But the women and children on that border that are trying to seek refuge and seek opportunity in the United States of America with nothing but the shirt on their backs are acting more American than any person who seeks to keep them out ever will be.”
Ocasio-Cortez also conflated illegal aliens with legal immigrants to discuss crime rates compared to U.S. citizens, ignoring that every illegal alien is by nature a law-breaker.
On @maddow, @AOC reacts to Trump's speech: "We have to make sure we get the facts straight. Every day immigrants commit crimes at a far lower rate than native-born Americans… it's unsurprising b/c he has a proven track record of discrimination against anybody who is non-white." pic.twitter.com/pIT7LDYzUZ
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 9, 2019