AOC Gushes Over Biden: He Definitely Exceeded 'Progressive' Expectations
Far-left Democrat praises Biden admin
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez praised Joe Biden for his 100 days in office Friday night, saying he exceeded their "progressive" agenda.
Ocasio-Cortez said during a virtual town hall meeting:
"The Biden Administration and President Biden have definitely exceeded expectations that progressives had."
"A lot of us expected a much more conservative administration."
Biden received a thumbs-up seal of approval for his actions in pushing through the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus package, otherwise known as the American Rescue Plan.
AOC said Biden's flexibility in negotiations has been "very impressive" and led to the passage of "progressive legislation."
"It’s been good so far," the congresswoman said.
Ocasio-Cortez added the Biden’s handling of infrastructure legislation would be a "key" to whether he will continue to be bold or the American Rescue Plan turns out to be a "one and done situation, and we’re going smaller."
But AOC complained Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan is inadequate, most notably the provision that sets aside only $40 billion to renovate crumbling public housing.
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AOC's remarks come as Biden's Department of Homeland Security (DHS) stopped fining illegal aliens who refuse to leave America and canceled their outstanding debts.
DHS Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas revealed on Friday that he directed Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to stop fining illegal aliens who fail to leave the United States.
He said that finding people who are in the country illegally runs “counter to the agency’s best interest.”
“There is no indication that these penalties promoted compliance with noncitizens’ departure obligations,” Mayorkas said.
“We can enforce our immigration laws without resorting to ineffective and unnecessary punitive measures.”
Mayorkas, who has presided over an immigration crisis exploding on the southern border under the new administration, claimed that the fines were not effective and did not “meaningfully advanced the interests of the agency.”