Last month, while Sen. Bernie Sanders was busy at the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was at a campaign rally for Sanders in Iowa.
According to reports, as AOC filled in for Bernie at the rally, the Sanders team was upset by her performance.
The event took place in Ames, Iowa which is the home of Iowa State University.
Along with AOC was filmmaker Michael Moore to headline the event and rally support for Bernie sanders.
Complaints ranged from a lack of mentioning Sanders’ name to not cooperating with immigration officials.
From Fox News:
But Sanders campaign manager Faiz Shakir wasn’t happy that Ocasio-Cortez neglected to mention Sanders’ name while speaking to the crowd – as Fox News reported at the time – and others on the Sanders team thought the congresswoman went too far by encouraging the crowd not to cooperate with U.S. immigration officials as they pursue illegal immigrants, Vanity Fair reported this week.
“Organizing is about tipping people off if you start to see that ICE and CBP are in communities, to try and keep people safe,” Ocasio-Cortez had said, referring to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection – two agencies that have been at odds with the nation’s “sanctuary cities” and other communities vowing not to cooperate with federal agents on immigration matters.
At the time, Ocasio-Cortez’s immigration comments drew swift criticism from Tom Homan, former acting director of ICE, who called her remarks “dangerous” and “idiotic.”
“I’m disgusted,” Homan said during an appearance on “Fox & Friends Weekend.”
“She says you want to tip off the community to keep the community safe? That’s what ICE is doing.”