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'Are you for real?!' AOC melts down when asked why she isn't talking about 'kids in cages' anymore

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'It's just over-emotive theater with her'

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On the latest episode of "The Rubin Report," BlazeTV host Dave Rubin talked about Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's (D-N.Y.) now-viral meltdown after she was asked why she's been ignoring the "kids in cages" and the border crisis during the Biden administration.

Dave shared the Instagram Live video showing how Ocasio-Cortez responded when a question was posted that said, "Why are you not addressing the border crisis and the kids in cages like you used to?" In response, the socialist congresswoman pivoted to a bizarre rant about the term "surge," the climate, and white supremacy.

"Are you for real?" Ocasio-Cortez exclaimed in response to the question. "So, let's talk about this because much of our national conversation, which is not a conversation, about immigration, is driven by people who could not care less about immigrants. So often, people want to say, 'Why aren't you talking about the border crisis?' or 'Why aren't you talking about it in this way?' Well, we're talking about it, they just don't like how we're talking about it.

"Because it's not a border crisis," she continued. "It's an imperialism crisis, it's a climate crisis, it's a trade crisis, and also, it's a carceral crisis. Because, as I have already said even during this term and this president, our immigration system is based on our carceral system."

She went on to claim the use of the term "surge" is a "white supremacist" attempt to "invoke a militaristic frame."

"Just — gut check. Stop. Anyone who's using the word 'surge' around you, consciously, is trying to invoke a militaristic frame. And that's a problem. Because this is not a surge, these are children, and they are not insurgents. And we are not being invaded, which, by the way, is a white supremacist idea, philosophy, the idea that if an 'other' is coming in the population, that this is an invasion of who we are," she asserted.

"She is just awful," Dave said, visibly cringing. "It's just over-emotive theater with her ... they [progressives] are using overly emotive, ridiculous language and a character actor to basically trick young people."

Dave also discussed the New York Times' Trump and Biden double standards, how the mainstream media is ignoring declining COVID-19 infection rates after the lifting of the Texas mask mandate, a college professor being paid less because he's white, and California's COVID-19 restrictions that are finally being lifted.

Watch the full episode below:

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