As Illegal Crossings and Violence Against Law Enforcement Skyrockets, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez Sells ‘Abolish ICE’ Merch

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign is now selling t-shirts, magnets, and posters that are adorned with her now-signature catchphrase, “Abolish ICE.”

This marketing ploy from AOC shows how out of touch with reality Congressional Democrats really are.

Under Biden and Congressional Democrats’ failed leadership, a historic number of illegal immigrants, violent criminals, and deadly drugs have flooded into our communities through the southern border.

MAKE NO MISTAKE: Congressional Democrats’ use of the phrase “Abolish ICE,” demonizes the work of our brave law enforcement officers who are tasked with keeping our communities safe from violent criminals and deadly drugs.

BIDEN’S BORDER CRISIS BY THE NUMBERS:

  • According to new Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) data there were 153,941 migrant encounters at our southern border in January.
    • That is a 96% increase from the previous year.
    • This was the worst January on record in over two decades.
  • Of the 153,941 illegal immigrants encountered at the border, the Biden administration released 62,573 into the United States.
  • Since Biden took office over 2 MILLION illegal immigrants have been apprehended at our southern border.
  • Fentanyl is freely flowing across our borders as seizures increased 134% in FY2021 under President Biden’s watch.

HOUSE DEMOCRATS WHO SUPPORT DEFUNDING THE POLICE: 

  • Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said, “defunding police means defunding police,” arguing the cuts to the NYPD weren’t enough.
    • Now, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign is making money off her “Abolish ICE” rhetoric.
  • Rep. Ayanna Pressley said she supports efforts to defund police departments.
  • Rep. Rashida Tlaib called for ‘no more police.’
  • Rep. Ilhan Omar said “not only do we need to defund, we need to dismantle” Police Departments.
  • Rep. Cori Bush said that she would “make sure” she has private security for her protection while simultaneously promising to defund the police for the rest of America.
    • This month, Rep. Cori Bush doubled down in her support for defunding our police departments on Twitter and then refused to go back on her support of the movement, even in the midst of skyrocketing crime.

IT’S SIMPLE:  Congressional Democrats have yet to accept responsibility for the open-border policies and Defund the Police rhetoric that have caused both a border crisis and crime crisis. As illegal crossings and crime increase, Democrats own these crises – but Americans are paying for it.