Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) was the lone Home Democrat to vote towards a invoice to reopen the federal government on Wednesday, a place she described as “a tricky/nuanced name,” The Hill reported.
The short-term measure included funding for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which Ocasio-Cortez defined in an Instagram story is opposed by many individuals she represents.
“Most of our votes are fairly simple, however at this time was a tricky/nuanced name,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote. “We didn’t vote with the social gathering as a result of one of many spending payments included ICE funding and our group felt strongly about not funding that.”
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez (@RepAOC) explains why she voted “NO” on Passage of H.J.Res. 28 [Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019] in a video posted to her Instagram story pic.twitter.com/DjpS7KcwVP
— Graham MacGillivray (@GWMacGillivray) January 23, 2019
The vote supplied the weird state of affairs of Ocasio-Cortez siding with 183 Republicans to reject the decision. In the meantime, 223 Democrats and 6 Republicans voted sure.
Ocasio-Cortez additionally voted “no” on Wednesday to a bigger funding bundle for presidency companies, although it didn’t embrace Homeland Safety, based on Newsweek.
Ocasio-Cortez acquired flak from critics on the left for voting earlier this month to approve stopgap funding for the Division of Homeland Safety, which included allocations for ICE. That measure additionally aimed to finish the shutdown, however was rejected by President Donald Trump as a result of it didn’t embrace $5.7 billion for his promised border wall.
Wednesday’s Home measure, missing help within the Senate or with Trump, will seemingly by no means see the sunshine of day, both.
Ocasio-Cortez’s New York Metropolis district contains many Latinos, a few of whom are fearful or resentful of ICE. On the marketing campaign path, she referred to as for the abolition of ICE.