Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Denounces ICE for Detaining 21 Savage
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has just become an ally in 21 Savage's deportation battle. On Friday (Feb. 8), the congresswoman mentioned 21's current situation when responding to The Daily Beast's tweet that included a story about how hosts on Fox News' Fox & Friends seemingly linked her to a Queens shooting death that took place last weekend.
“Unlike these people, I actually care about my community. This happened across my old campaign office. 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,” Cortez said in a tweet that alludes to 21 being detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) last Sunday (Feb. 3).
For a bit more context, during the Friday morning episode of Fox & Friends, the show's hosts mentioned the scene of a grisly shooting. Recently, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) confirmed that the alleged gunman who shot and killed one person at a subway station in Queens was a known MS-13 gang member and was in the country illegally.
During this particular Fox & Friends episode the hosts play a video with captions reading, “AOC (Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) won’t fund ICE despite MS-13 murder” and “Ocasio-Cortez calls to abolish ICE.”
Co-host Steve Doocy then added that Alexandria is "trying to starve out ICE by not funding them.”
The congresswoman's tweet at Fox & Friends follows a previous message she wrote in support of 21 who is currently in ICE custody. In a Feb. 4 tweet, she quoted the rapper's lyrics from his performance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon where he rapped a new version of "A Lot." She tweeted:
“The gas was off, so we had to boil up the water/Been through some things so I can't imagine my kids stuck at the border/Flint still need water/ People was innocent, couldn't get lawyers." - 21 Savage on last Tuesday’s Tonight Show."
Check out Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's tweets and the Fox & Friends clip below.
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