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“Unlike these people, I actually care about my community. This happened across my old campaign office,” Ocasio-Cortez said in a tweet on Friday. “We’ve been monitoring this heartbreaking situation and have been working with the community to heal.”
“Meanwhile, [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] is detaining children, political activists & 21 Savage,” she continued.
Unlike these people, I actually care about my community. This happened across my old campaign office.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 8, 2019
We’ve been monitoring this heartbreaking situation and have been working with the community to heal.
Meanwhile, ICE is detaining children, political activists & 21 Savage. https://t.co/hCMdrFEwdF
Her remarks came in response to a segment aired on the program on Friday morning, in which the show aired viral footage of a shooting that took place in New York City over the weekend.
According to a local ABC station, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) confirmed that the alleged gunman, who fatally shot one person at a subway station in the borough of Queens, was a known MS-13 gang member and was in the country illegally.
During the segment, the show first aired footage of the attack, with host Brian Kilmeade saying: “We have video of him being murdered in the district of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.”
The clip was also shown along with captions reading, “AOC won’t fund ICE despite MS-13 murder” and “Ocasio-Cortez calls to abolish ICE.”
“Now, if the only hope we have of kicking this guy out before he can kill somebody, shoot somebody, is ICE. And that’s what they do, to try and hunt them down. So you would think that maybe the people might be upset at ICE for maybe not getting there quick enough,” Kilmeade continued.
“But no, not her. Ocasio-Cortez after, I imagine, seeing this horror, is upset that ICE even exists. She cried about it. And you just watched these border negotiations, as you see this horrible scene going down,” he added.
Co-host Steve Doocy later said: “She is, they are trying to starve out ICE by not funding them.”