AOC decries police funding increases as proxy war with Mayor Eric Adams continues

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez continued to battle the mainstream wing of her own party ahead of this month’s New York primaries, railing against lawmakers that support increased police funding in a Wednesday evening tweet.

The congresswoman’s messaging came as Mayor Eric Adams stumped for veteran Albany Democrats who face primary challenges from a slate of progressive candidates boosted by the Bronx-Queens representative.

“Sad how many leaders are so committed to the bit of denigrating advocates that they refuse to even consider the possibility that perhaps abandoning youth employment, school funding, housing & community violence interruption to boost already-huge police budgets makes us less safe,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote.


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