The Democratic Party has long been balancing over a precarious divide, with the most enthusiastic and fastest-growing segment of the party turning ever angrier at the moderate politicians who got them into power in the first place.
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris both fallen decidedly into that latter category, and that has prompted Squad Queen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to lash out this week, specifically on the subject of immigration.
On Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “All In,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) stated that “the Biden administration’s immigration policy writ large is not working. It’s wrong, and it’s inhumane.”Advertisement - story continues below
And that Vice President Kamala Harris’ warning to migrants that they shouldn’t come seems like a precursor to “saying that we are going to allege that you are coming to this country illegally, when seeking asylum on our border is, in fact, legal, and use that to pre-date any violence that we are willing to inflict on immigrants as a deterrent.”
AOC wasn’t done there.
Ocasio-Cortez said, “I think the issue here, and first of all, I think this is not just about the vice president. This is about the Biden administration’s immigration policy writ large is not working. It’s wrong, and it’s inhumane. It’s rooted — and he inherited it. But frankly, this was also a problem not just inherited by Donald Trump, but inherited by Barack Obama, all the way back to the creation of DHS and ICE under George Bush.”
This is just the latest spat in an ongoing split within the Democratic Party, but coming so early in the Biden administration’s tenure seems to indicate that the progressives are now going for broke.