On Sunday’s “Inside” episode of MSNBC, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) claimed that the Republican Party is trying to “roll back” the civil freedoms of women and LGBTQ Americans.
According to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, “I believe that this time is quite critical. The Republican Party, in my opinion, is not beginning with Roe. They won’t stop at Roe. Women’s rights will not be their end goal.”
She said, “I think what we are witnessing is a coordinated rollback of civil freedoms generally. All of our rights, including our right to self-determination and to marry whoever we want, are in jeopardy. They won’t stop, in my opinion.”
“There are so many individuals who called us progressive hysterical when we were warning that Roe was really in danger,” she continued. “They said that we are exaggerating the risk and that nothing like this will ever happen. Likewise, we are cautioning about the very real hazards, just as we did with regard to Roe. Trans-Americans are already being attacked, as is evident. LGBTQ Americans are being attacked, as we can see. Even Republican senators have been heard suggesting that interracial marriage should be a topic for discussion. These are our civil rights and liberties, and we must fight for them. These initiatives to curtail the fundamental human rights of particular populations in America based on identification must be resisted.”