Ocasio-Cortez: Get Rid of ICE and Dept. of Homeland Security

In an interview with the New Yorker published Tuesday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez declared she wants to get rid of the Dept. of Homeland Security, arguing that DHS should not have been created in the first place.

“This was established by George Bush right in the wake of 9/11, right as the Patriot Act and all of these different institutions that were frankly very large threats to American civil liberties started to get established,” Ocasio-Cortez replied. “And people sounded the alarm back then that these agencies are extra-judicial, that they lack effective oversight, and it is baked into the core foundational structure of these agencies.”

Asked if she would “get rid of Homeland Security,” she said, “I think so. I think we need to undo a lot of the egregious mistakes that the Bush administration did.”