Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOcasio-Cortez blasts Trump as ‘corrupt’ for blocking Global Entry for New Yorkers New York AG calls out Trump for telling Cuomo to stop lawsuits: ‘I file lawsuits, not the governor’ Ocasio-Cortez to appear as guest judge on ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ MORE (D-N.Y.) criticized President TrumpDonald John TrumpHillicon Valley: US hits Huawei with new charges | Judge orders Pentagon to halt ‘war cloud’ work amid Amazon challenge | IRS removes guidance on Fortnite game currency NASA astronaut reunites with dog after breaking record for longest space mission by a woman Trump says his ‘life would’ve been a lot easier’ if he picked Barr over Sessions MORE for his decision to block New York state from the Global Entry program, calling it “corrupt, illegal, and authoritarian.”
Ocasio-Cortez responded to a tweet from the president said he was meeting with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) to discuss the move, and warning that the state “must stop all of its unnecessary lawsuits & harassment, start cleaning itself up, and lowering taxes.”
Ocasio-Cortez said Trump is extorting the state to lawsuits against his administration and family.
“Trump is publicly admitting that he is holding Global Entry for New Yorkers hostage in exchange for dropping lawsuits against him and his family’s lawbreaking behavior,” she tweeted.
Last week, the Department of Homeland Security said it would block New Yorkers from enrolling in trusted traveler programs that allow them to bypass long security and customs lines at airports after the state passed a law that allows undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses.
DHS cited security concerns as their initial reason for blocking the state from the trusted travelers program.
The administration’s move is seen by some as part of a series of decisions a newly emboldened Trump has made after being acquitted by the Senate in his impeachment trial.
In her tweet, Ocasio-Cortez pointed to Republican Sens. Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiOvernight Defense: Senate votes to rein in Trump war powers on Iran | Pentagon shifting .8B to border wall | US, Taliban negotiate seven-day ‘reduction in violence’ Ocasio-Cortez blasts Trump as ‘corrupt’ for blocking Global Entry for New Yorkers The 8 Republicans who voted to curb Trump’s Iran war powers MORE (Alaska) and Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsOvernight Defense: Senate votes to rein in Trump war powers on Iran | Pentagon shifting .8B to border wall | US, Taliban negotiate seven-day ‘reduction in violence’ McConnell: Trump ‘ought to listen to’ Barr’s advice on DOJ tweets Ocasio-Cortez blasts Trump as ‘corrupt’ for blocking Global Entry for New Yorkers MORE (Maine), two moderates who voted to acquit president Trump on impeachment charges last week.
“Hope Collins and Murkowski are proud of their vote,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.
Walter ShaubWalter Michael ShaubOcasio-Cortez blasts Trump as ‘corrupt’ for blocking Global Entry for New Yorkers Ex-White House ethics chief rips reversal on Stone sentencing Bolton should testify, but that won’t change the verdict — here’s what could MORE, the former director of the Office of Government Ethics, praised Ocasio-Cortez for her comments.
“First member of Congress to speak out. Where are the others? Where is the media? This is Ukraine all over again,” he tweeted.