Just The News: New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who has expressed support for defunding the police, was ushered out of a news event with Capitol Police protection.
Ocasio-Cortez joined Democrats at a news conference on Tuesday to call for passage of a bill granting the Biden administration the authority to implement an eviction moratorium. Ocasio-Cortez, a climate action advocate and sponsor of the Green New Deal, left with Capitol Police protection in a large Chevy Suburban SUV at the conclusion of the news conference.
Ocasio-Cortez has supported the “defund the police” demand of the Black Lives Matter activist group.
“Defunding police means defunding police,” Ocasio-Cortez said last year. “It does not mean budget tricks or funny math.” more