AOC Rejects Notion Race Part Of Bribery Case After Fellow Hispanic Menendez Suggests So

  • Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Sunday seemed to try to head off New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez’s suggestion that race is playing a part in the events surrounding the federal indictment against him on bribery charges.
  • “As a Latina, there are absolutely ways in which there is systemic bias. But I think what is here in this indictment is quite clear,” she said on CBS News’ “Face the Nation.”
  • Menendez said Friday after the indictment was announced: “It is not lost on me how quickly some are rushing to judge a Latino and push him out of his seat.”
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