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AOC: McConnell Is ‘Complicit In Advancing Racism In America,’ He Lacks A ‘Backbone To Speak Out’

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AOC: McConnell Is ‘Complicit In Advancing Racism In America,’ He Lacks A ‘Backbone To Speak Out’





Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to ABC News: Mitch McConnell is “complicit in advancing racism in America if he doesn’t even have the backbone to speak out against the most basic, basic line.”

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Tuesday said that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is “complicit in advancing racism” by not having the “backbone” to condemn President Trump’s racist tweets directed her way.

“You tell American citizens to ‘go back’ to their country, especially when we are sworn citizens and duly elected by fellow American citizens of the United States,” the freshman lawmaker told ABC News.



“That has everything to do with race because they have targeted four congresswomen of color who are American citizens with a classic line of white supremacy,” the New York Democrat added. “Frankly, the majority leader is complicit in advancing racism in America if he doesn’t even have the backbone to speak out against the most basic, basic line.”

McConnell said Tuesday that Trump is not racist.

“The president is not a racist,” the Kentucky Republican said.

McConnell also refused to say if it would be racist to tell his immigrant wife to go back to her native country in response to questions from reporters.





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