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AOC says that the predominance of men in Congress explains 'why our politics are so gross towards women & LGBT+ people overall'
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AOC says that the predominance of men in Congress explains 'why our politics are so gross towards women & LGBT+ people overall'

Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York issued a tweet on Wednesday in which she apparently took issue with the proportion of men in the nation's legislature.

"Quick reminder that the US Congress is 73% male and that's the lowest it's ever been, in case you want 1 small contributing glimpse as to why Roe hasn't been treated w/ the urgency it deserved for ~50 years. (And why our politics are so gross towards women & LGBT+ people overall)," the progressive congresswoman tweeted.

Women occupy 27.5% of Congress, according to the Center for American Women and Politics of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey — this includes 123 House members and 24 senators who are women.

While some female lawmakers share Ocasio-Cortez's left-wing views, other women in Congress are pro-life and oppose the LGBT agenda.

In response to the Ocasio-Cortez's tweet about the country's majority-male Congress, Christina Pushaw, who works as Gov. Ron DeSantis's (R-Fl.) press secretary, tweeted, "Are you implying that only women can get pregnant?"

Ocasio-Cortez is one of the dozens of Democrats who have thrown their support behind a "Trans Bill of Rights" resolution.

According to a press release, the "resolution provides a comprehensive framework to provide protections for transgender and nonbinary people, ensuring that they are not discriminated against or persecuted for their gender identity and expression."

Ocasio-Cortez and other left-wing lawmakers have been up in arms about the Supreme Court's move to strike down Roe v. Wade. While the decision enables states to ban abortions, it does not block states from allowing abortions to continue.

"The Constitution does not prohibit the citizens of each State from regulating or prohibiting abortion. Roe and Casey arrogated that authority. We now overrule those decisions and return that authority to the people and their elected representatives," Justice Samuel Alito wrote in the opinion.

Ocasio-Cortez tweeted last week, "Overturning Roe and outlawing abortions will never make them go away. It only makes them more dangerous, especially for the poor + marginalized. People will die because of this decision. And we will never stop until abortion rights are restored in the United States of America."

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Alex Nitzberg

Alex Nitzberg

Alex Nitzberg is a staff writer for Blaze News. He is an accomplished composer and guitar player and host of the podcast “The Alex Nitzberg Show.”
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