Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gave one of her most fiery rebukes regarding the addition of a U.S. citizenship question on the census.
AS Reported by thehill.com
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said she wants to know about the "racism" behind the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census during a contempt hearing for Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.
The New York Democrat referenced documents recently made public that allege that a Republican strategist conducted a study in 2015 showing that adding the question would harm Democrats and Hispanic communities, while helping Republicans and white, non-Hispanic communities.
"I want to know why this question was magically added after we have seen that a political operative knew and detailed an intent to intimidate racial and immigrant communities for a partisan purpose, saying this will hurt Democrats and help Republicans," she said.
"I want to know about the racism and the very disturbing history that we're seeing here," she added.
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