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Ocasio-Cortez says Biden should simply ignore Texas judge's ruling on abortion pill, cites FDR as a precedent
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Ocasio-Cortez says Biden should simply ignore Texas judge's ruling on abortion pill, cites FDR as a precedent

Socialist Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York reacted to a decision by a Texas judge against abortion pills by opining that President Joe Biden should ignore the ruling altogether.

Ocasio-Cortez made the comments in a rambling interview with Anderson Cooper on his CNN show Friday evening after Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk ruled that the FDA had incorrectly approved of an abortion pill more than two decades ago.

"Some of these rulings, I think we've been preparing and anticipating for their being these egregious overreaches, by members of the judiciary, appointed by a right-wing Republican party, uh, whose goal for a very long time was just to pack these courts with partisan judges, often, under-qualified, or completely unqualified for their role," she said.

"And so, there has been thought, I believe, given to this, Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) has already issued statements, uh, for example, advising what we should do in a situation like this, which I concur," Ocasio-Cortez continued.

"Which is, I believe, that the Biden administration should ignore uh, this ruling," she stammered.

"I think that we should, you know, the courts have the legitimacy, and they rely on the legitimacy of their rulings," she explained, "and what they are currently doing is engaged in an unprecedented and dramatic erosion of the legitimacy of the courts."

Cooper pushed back on her demand by warning her that it would be unwise to set a precedent for the executive branch to simply ignore rulings by the judicial branch of the government. Ocasio-Cortez answered by claiming that many of the judges appointed by former President Donald Trump were unqualified for their role.

She went on to compare the abortion pill to Claritin, an antihistamine, or Aspirin, a pain medication, and cited a historical anomaly when President Franklin D. Roosevelt tried to ignore a ruling from the Supreme Court a hundred years ago. She did not mention that even Democrats excoriated Roosevelt for trying to upend government order, and he eventually acquiesced.

Ocasio-Cortez' comments are even more mystifying given that Kacsmaryk's ruling allows the government seven days to file an appeal and fight the ban from going to into place until a higher court can decide on the matter.

Here's the video of Ocasio-Cortez' comments:

Why AOC believes Biden admin should 'ignore' Texas judge's abortion pill rulingwww.youtube.com

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Carlos Garcia

Carlos Garcia

Staff Writer

Carlos Garcia is a staff writer for Blaze News.