Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) — one of the members of the “squad” of progressive freshman women representatives who inspired Donald Trump to tweet his most obviously racist comments in at least a day or two — furiously condemned Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) for his refusal to repudiate the illegitimate president’s offensive and morally indefensible comments this afternoon in an interview with ABC News in a congressional hallway.
If perchance you were in a wi-fi and cellular dead zone the past couple of days and missed the accounts of Trump’s Twitter feud with the Democratic congresswomen who have been at the forefront of exposing the administration’s lies about its immigration detention policies and conditions, you missed a sitting president calling four duly elected representatives — who happen to be women of color — “anti-American,” “anti-Semitic” “communists” who should go back to “the totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came.”
Naturally the vast majority of Americans — minus any elected Republican officials — saw Trump’s rant for the racist vitriol that it was and recognized the attack as a way to distract the public from his own association with the convicted child molester Jeffrey Epstein and the myriad of other administration scandals dominating the news cycle.
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Republicans in Congress, on the other hand, were tripping over themselves to defend Trump from the obvious implications of his words and tone, with Mitch McConnell fumbling when asked whether it would be racist if the president had said something similar about his own immigrant wife, Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao.
Instead of answering the question, Senator McConnell continued to defend Trump saying that the president “is not a racist.”
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed McConnell for his response which she said supported a classic line of white supremacy, calling the senator “complicit in advancing racism in America if he doesn’t even have the backbone to speak out against the most basic, basic line.”
You can watch an excerpt of the ABC News interview with Representative Ocasio-Cortez in the video attached to the tweet below.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to ABC News: Mitch McConnell is "complicit in advancing racism in America if he doesn't even have the backbone to speak out against the most basic, basic line." pic.twitter.com/aNq5nJl7d0
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) July 16, 2019
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