Newt Gingrich came out firing at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over her border comments. He was not the only one either.
Nancy Pelosi went after AOC too: “All these people have their public whatever and their Twitter world,” Pelosi said.
“But they didn’t have any following. They’re four people and that’s how many votes they got.”
With friends like those who needs enemies like Newt Gingrich who took AOC to task. Newt wrote in Newsweek:
“It took Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s visit to the border – and her dishonest comments afterwards – to help me understand how profoundly vicious, cruel, and dishonest she is.
Let me be clear: The American border is a disaster. The American immigration system is profoundly broken.
It is important to remember that during the late 19th century, when we had enormous immigration, it was still tightly controlled. Immigrants sailed past the Statue of Liberty to Ellis Island and were processed in an orderly way. If they had infectious diseases, criminal records, were anarchists – or even showed signs of low morals – they were denied entry and sent back to their home countries.
The people who are coming to our borders determined to begin their lives in America by breaking the law are being encouraged by Ocasio-Cortez and her hard-left allies.
The Democrats have refused to control the border. They have refused to amend the amnesty provision in our immigration law (which is the loophole used by most sophisticated people seeking illegal entry). They have also refused to provide legislative solutions for various left-wing judicial decisions that have crippled our enforcement capabilities. So, the word is out that it is a good time to sneak into the United States.
Now the Democrats are going a step further and talking about providing free health care for people who come here illegally. When word spreads that sick people can sneak into America and get free medical treatment from American doctors and nurses, the flood of sick immigrants will double and triple from the current numbers.
Meanwhile, the current team of hardworking, patriotic government officials working to enforce and administer our laws are being overwhelmed by the size of the invasion. Instead of helping these officials with their difficult jobs, the Democrats attack them, try to shame them, lie about them, and hold them up to ridicule.
This is not a cost-free political game.
The Ocasio-Cortez wing is blocking the help, undermining the existing work force, maximizing the number of new people coming into the United States illegally, and then blaming the hard-working immigration and border agents for trying to do their jobs.”