Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) spoke out this week to double down on wanting to defund the police, claiming that fears over the crime surge that is happening across the country is just “hysteria.”

AOC Sounds Off

“We are seeing these headlines about percentage increases,” Ocasio-Cortez said, referring to a recent New York Times headline about the crime spike. “Now, I want to say that any amount of harm is unacceptable and too much. But I also want to make sure that this hysteria, you know, that this doesn’t drive a hysteria and that we look at these numbers in context so that we can make responsible decisions about what to allocate in that context.”

The radically liberal Democrat went on to say that the establishment media is perpetuating “this idea of crime” surging throughout America.

“I agree with Representative Bowman, that I do believe that we need to reallocate resources away and that a big, you know, major causes of this — and by the way, I also think it’s important context because we hear on the news and media, they perpetuate this idea of crime wave, crime wave, crime wave, right?” Ocasio-Cortez continued. “And so this idea that a lot of us are panicked thinking that we are at some unprecedented level that we’ve never seen before.”

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Ocasio-Cortez said this in response to a New York Times article that stated, “The F.B.I. does not release full statistics until September, but homicide rates in large cities were up more than 30 percent on average last year, and up another 24 percent for the beginning of this year.”

Democrats Claim They Support The Police 

Members of the Democrat establishment have been trying to portray themselves as supporters of law enforcement.

“We are the only party in Washington right now funding the police,” Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) told The Times, “even as we fight for important reforms and racial justice.”

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Rep. Val Demings (D-FL), candidate for Senate against Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), has also publicly accused Republicans of being against the police.

“When it came to supporting resources for local communities, including law enforcement, not one Republican voted in favor of that funding,” she said. “When first responders needed them the most — one of those moments — they just didn’t deliver.”

This piece was written by James Samson on June 28, 2021. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.

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