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The Democratic-led House rejected Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez-led efforts Friday to curb President Trump’s border crackdown.

Two amendments Ocasio-Cortez authored to a defense authorization bill failed to get enough support from her colleagues on the House floor Friday.

The Bronx Democrat, who has called for defunding ICE and disbanding the Department of Homeland Security, pushed an amendment to prohibit Trump from deploying troops on the southern border for immigration enforcement.

The House rejected her measure 179-241.

Ocasio-Cortez also sought to bar Trump from using funds to detain undocumented immigrants in Department of Defense facilities.

It failed by a 173-245 vote.

The lefty firebrand said she’s not yet giving up hope on undoing some of Trump’s immigration policies.

“We’re in a moment where immigration is a tough issue in a lot of communities and it’s unfortunate that in this go around we weren’t able to reverse some of the Trump-era rules,” Ocasio-Cortez told The Post.

“But the vote count itself was very encouraging … the next time we go around, it’s much more likely to pass,” she said.

Ocasio-Cortez’s measures were among more than 400 amendments the House considered to the National Defense Authorization Act.

The overarching bill — which passed the House Friday — would authorize $733 billion for fiscal year 2020 in military and defense spending and gives troops a 3.1 percent pay raise. The Senate already passed its version of the defense bill at $750 billion.

Ocasio-Cortez voted against the overarching bill, saying, “The (defense spending) increase was just a little too much for us to stomach.”



  1. Mike

    July 12, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    The dumb-bell should be arrested and charged with felony stupidity. What a moron.

    • madge

      July 13, 2019 at 12:55 am

      if only she had a brain. Kudos to the House for not going along with her newest ideas

    • E G MUSK

      July 13, 2019 at 4:01 am

      Americans do realize that Cortez wants to turn the USA into El Salvador?

      • lgs

        July 13, 2019 at 1:55 pm

        No. She wants US to look like Cuba and Venezuela. Nothing else will satisfy this miron


    July 12, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    AOC is out of her mind. To think that such a dumb bunny could possibly get rid of ICE and Homeland Security and the President’s right to send troops to our border is absolutely preposterous. What a horrid, ignorant person to be voted in by crazy people to the U.S. Congress. If this is a joke, it is not funny.

  3. Linda

    July 12, 2019 at 9:23 pm

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voted against the overarching bill, saying, “The (defense spending) increase was just a little too much for us to stomach.”
    In reality… it’s Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who’s a little too much for us to stomach!!

    • Laura Nichols

      July 12, 2019 at 10:55 pm

      But she wants a raise.

  4. Steve

    July 12, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    What the hell happened to all the Democrats who spoke in favor of immigration reforms, and sending illegals back? Convenient amnesia? They threw so many groups of voters under the bus during obobo’s reign, they’re steadily bleeding black voters and are running scared!

  5. Proud vet

    July 12, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    First off I’d like to know why no Republicans were going for her throat that’s your oath of office is to protect the borders and she refuses to she is no different then the guard hired at a bank to protect your money and turning the gun on the people who own the money in the bank letting her friends in to steal everything you have that’s the kind of piece communist trash this little idiot is and she should be dealt with quickly and severely!

  6. Patriot

    July 12, 2019 at 9:45 pm

    There are many unconstitutional laws. However it does state in the Constitution it is the responsibility of the government to protect U.S. borders. Evidently this ignorant woman needs to read the Constitution . It is better to keep your mouth shut and let people think you are stupid, then open it and prove they are right.

    • Margery Pomp

      July 12, 2019 at 10:02 pm

      Can she actually read??

    • Will

      July 13, 2019 at 8:18 am

      She’s the same dingbat that thought that she would be inaugurated into congress, then would sign bills. Her stupidity would be amazing, were it not matched by that of Pocahontas Warren and Nancy Pelosi.

  7. memphismom

    July 12, 2019 at 9:48 pm

    AOC never lets facts get in the way of a photo op. I wish the press would ignore her for a few days as she thrives on the attention.

  8. Jasper

    July 12, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    This is a classic example of a bar room worker testing every drink she mixes. It has seriously effected her judgment.
    This is what we have in the government. Get rid of her immediately.

  9. Guy

    July 12, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    Pass what ever you want, the citizens will keep the border free of illegals.

  10. eugene oneil

    July 12, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    send illegals to AOC DISTRICT

    • Taterrr

      July 13, 2019 at 12:10 pm

      Fill the Bronx full then let the people go to AOC behind he WALL

  11. Marlene deRonde

    July 12, 2019 at 10:27 pm

    AOC is just too young to understand the complete picture. She is if the “entitlement” age. Well, No One is entitled to anything especially illegal activity. All things illegal are Against the Law. There are consequences for Criminal activity. There are consequences for spending taxpayer money unlawfully. We have Ssooo many homeless and in the poverty level and the demoncrats just want to spend that money on illegals, by the way, illegal means Against the Law. We all know that demoncrats do this for the votes illegals will give them. Then they won’t give a darn about them.

  12. Frank Campo

    July 12, 2019 at 11:11 pm

    The dumb ass should realize her days are numbered. Let her keep ranting and raving. She isn’t at the bottom of the hole yet

  13. Hank

    July 12, 2019 at 11:21 pm

    Americans better WAKE UP QUICKLY! AOC is an Imelda Marcos and Eva Perone rolled into one on steroids. There is a cat fight going on between Pelosi and AOC. It’s a cage fight.

  14. Loyal P Kuhn

    July 12, 2019 at 11:32 pm

    Does AOC ever use any percentage of her brain?

  15. Adam Selene

    July 12, 2019 at 11:50 pm

    Perhaps AOC should be arrested for impersonating a human being…

  16. J Walker

    July 12, 2019 at 11:52 pm

    The Democrat ‘Party’ is nothing more than a CLOWN SHOW!
    Their PLATFORM is nothing but:
    Open Borders
    Communism / Socialism
    Promises fairytales and delivers SQUAT!

    The who Party should be be DEPORTED to Mexico where they can assimilate with
    the illegals.. NOTHING IS FREE!

    • William

      July 14, 2019 at 1:46 pm

      Well said!

  17. LST

    July 12, 2019 at 11:54 pm

    I’m still not certain who is dumber; Cortez, or the jackasses who voted for her.

    • Jim

      July 13, 2019 at 4:25 pm

      Or those jackasses that didn’t vote against her… which is actually what happened. The voters were sure she would never beat the incumbent, so they just stayed home.

  18. Fred Sheehan

    July 13, 2019 at 12:11 am

    AOC? Who is AOC? Hmmmm. Must be irrelevant.

    • Jim

      July 13, 2019 at 4:27 pm

      All Out Crazy

  19. madge

    July 13, 2019 at 12:53 am

    when do we get to vote her out……i hope those who put her in, do not do it again…..

    • Will

      July 13, 2019 at 8:24 am

      This would only happen if a LOT of conservatives would move to the Bronx.

  20. Skillet56

    July 13, 2019 at 12:58 am

    From bartender to congresswoman. Don’t you just feel like we’ve been punked

  21. Arif

    July 13, 2019 at 2:03 am


    • Patricia Colquitt

      July 13, 2019 at 9:29 am

      You are so right. That makes you wonder where their brains are. We have to take them more seriously or they will sneak up on us and destroy our country.

  22. mike dar

    July 13, 2019 at 4:10 am

    Soros and Young Turks Islamists paid for her campaign, campaign manager, book deal and Obama and Susan Rice at Netflix got her a 10 million deal….. what did you expect but to get a loud moth ignorant subversive from the ‘Fundamentally Change America’ train?
    Soros plans on 80 more in 2020 after getting the 7 he did get into Congress in 2018.
    Tell me… what do you expect Congress will be like with 80 more ignorant immoral Islamist activists… all screaming every day all day ‘Racism, ‘Islamophobia’, ‘let everyone in!’????
    ….and Soros gets what he has wanted for decades… every American loses…

  23. Shari Early

    July 13, 2019 at 6:37 am

    My 13 yr old grandson understands the Constitution better than this moron. I’m tired of all the racist, socialism crap her and her new buddies are pushing. They seem to forget that white people vote too. The sweetest lady I know is a lady from Mexico, who is here legally, that these idiots are hurting. So don’t tell me they aren’t causing the racist issues going on right now. I can’t stand AOC or her other POS buddies.

  24. Robert Reilly

    July 13, 2019 at 7:03 am

    Shame on the people in the Bronx that voted for this idiot. aoc may have a college degree but totally lacks any commonsense when it comes to politics and representing the people. People beware, the democrats really want to become a socialist nation but they know the overwhelming majority of Americans do not. As usual they WILL hide their socialist agenda but continue their support for free everything for the American people. They promise everything even the things they can not deliver! BEWARE!!

    • Jim

      July 13, 2019 at 4:31 pm

      It’s not really a degree. Her diploma is more of a “participation trophy”.

  25. Matt

    July 13, 2019 at 7:58 am

    What an utter waste of oxygen she is!?!!!

  26. Alfred F Neuman

    July 13, 2019 at 8:42 am

    As Arif said earlier, what about the 170+ that voted with her… That is more concerning then the imbecile that brought it to the floor.

  27. Doris Frazier

    July 13, 2019 at 10:51 am

    She is a complete moron. She has no dam clue about anything yet thinks she knows it all.. I don’t understand why media keeps covering her stupid outbreaks. She doesn’t even make sense half the time. I honestly think she has a mental problem. He eyes turn black when she rants and raves, like devil coming thru. She is NOT what America needs obviously.. I don’t understand how she got voted in to begin with. Hopefully the people of NY are seeing what a drastic mistake they made and get her the hell out. Very sad what is going on today in our country. Democrats have total ignored the crisis and refuse to do a dam thing all in the name of votes. The hell with Americans safety and security.

  28. Leslie Stevenson

    July 13, 2019 at 11:08 am

    She sits on her brains, what little there are.Every time she opens her Very Big Mouth with the vampire looking teeth , her already low I.Q. drops several more points. Ask your self how this half wit got into Boston University…..not on I.Q. …perhaps Affirmative action.Then ask yourself how she managed to graduate. Who took her classes and wrote her papers. She is as dumb as a barrel of hair. The one thing she is for the GOP is the gift that keeps on giving. The other good thing is she aggravated the crap out of Brain dead Nancy. The Socialist?Commie Party has been outed and this is their Poster child. Those 2 muslim bitches are the nasty icing on the cake.

  29. mad as H**L

    July 13, 2019 at 11:30 am

    She needs to spend a week in Seattle, San Francico, San Diego ,without her security, and see how the Homeless Drug addicts is effecting those Liberal Run States. These aren`t the helpless poor but the Drug addicts that are taking advantage of the Free Handouts and Softened Police Departments. Talk to the fire departments and ask how much the homeless are costing the department. it`s not about being kind but giving the freedom to people who are irresponsible and drugged out.

  30. Cecelia Henderson

    July 13, 2019 at 12:36 pm

    So, why isn’t AOC looking for some spending cuts to counter the increased spending? Isn’t it the job of Congress to delete wasteful spending? Our Government waste billions every year as evidenced by the Pentagon and State Department being unable to account for billions every year. Paul Ryan had a list of unnecessary spending a few years back that can still be found on the net, that proved that Congress was not being good stewards of our money. We’re $21+ trillion in debt and I haven’t heard one word from Congress about cutting spending??!!

  31. Thaddeus McKeown

    July 13, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    It’s Seems That The More Modrate Liberals Have Read The Writing On The Wall and Figure Out That Deffie President And lose More Votes The Citizens Are Getting Feed Up with The Commie BS And The Major National Elections Are Under 18 Month Away And The President appporal Rating Just Goes Up

  32. William

    July 14, 2019 at 1:48 pm

    What has always puzzled me is what kind of assholes could vote for this traitor?

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