Cheney Shreds Ocasio-Cortez for Her ‘Stunning’ Call to ‘Get Rid’ of the Department of Homeland Security

Chairwoman of the House Republican Conference Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) tore into Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) after the freshman congresswoman called for the abolition of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

While talking to reporters on Wednesday, Rep. Cheney blasted Ocasio-Cortez’s “stunning” call to dismantle DHS as being one of “absolute irresponsibility” and vowed that the Republicans in Congress would be doing “everything necessary” in order to “uphold” their “constitutional obligations.”

“The level of just absolute irresponsibility now that we are seeing in the Democratic side among someone who clearly is one of the intellectual leaders now of the Democratic Party is really stunning,” said Cheney. “And we will continue to fight as Republicans to make sure we’re doing everything we can, everything necessary to uphold our constitutional obligations to defend this nation.”

Cheney continued on to “remind everyone” that DHS is a “crucial” agency which keeps “our citizens safe” and is made up of “approximately 22 agencies,” including the Secret Service and FEMA.

“We would just remind everyone the Department of Homeland Security is comprised of approximately 22 agencies,” said the Wyoming Republican. “They undertake fundamental cyber intel operations for the nation. Secret Service is part of the Department of Homeland Security. FEMA is part of the Department of Homeland Security.”

“It is a crucial agency and a crucial set of operations that keep this nation, keep our citizens safe,” added Cheney.

Her remarks came after Ocasio-Cortez called for the abolishment of DHS — which was established through legislation by Congress in November 2002 and opened its doors in 2003 following the September 11th attacks — during an interview with New Yorker Radio last week.

As IJR Red previously reported, the self-described democratic socialist claimed that the nation needed to go back on the “egregious mistakes” made during former President George W. Bush’s administration and that her “position” was backed by “evidence.”

“It’s a very qualified and supported position, at least in terms of evidence, and in terms of being able to make the argument that we never should have created DHS in the early 2000s,” said Ocasio-Cortez.

Cheney has clapped back at the New York Democrat before.

As IJR Red previously reported, the Wyoming Republican and Ocasio-Cortez got into a Twitter spat regarding the latter’s infamous “concentration camp” comments about migrant holding facilities as “completely ludicrous” and demanded an apology from the freshman Democrat.

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Cherrie
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Cherrie

The brain washing was done well on AOC

Walter Swartz
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Walter Swartz

As a right winger, I’m not sure if AOC is wrong on this. What this newer department has done over the years of its existence, has not been all that swell. From the ability to write warrants at the front door of a suspect – to being arrested without the 72 hour “habeas” writ, we’ve actually lost rights by its creation. An elderly woman in NJ had a muslim guest under surveillance at her B&B around 2007-8, and the FBI wrote a warrant at her door, knocked, handed it to the woman, and since she did not have her glasses,… Read more »

William Conley
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William Conley

It’s backed by facts that I’ll conveniently not list off during this interview because I deal in garnering emotional responses not actually making factual arguments. How can people not see the insanity in this woman the power hungry crazed look constantly in her eyes how do they not see this.

Jeffrey Moore
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AOC is the poster child for raising the voting age.

Pachucas
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Pachucas

That is what happen when ignorant people goes to vote, they select their ilk and Voile! AOC

BWMAGA
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Thank God there are still a few “adults” in the room in Congress.

william jackson
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Mouthy idiot—does not deserve to be a Congressional member!

william jackson
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AOC—-Always Overwhelming Crap
She was shocked to learn that vegetables grow from the ground—-amazing ignorance.
Deserves no place in Congress. I would not let her serve drinks from my bar!

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