Leftists truly believe they can do whatever they want.
And apparently they don’t have to follow legal rulings they dislike either.
Like how Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez publicly told Biden to ignore the law.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez believes the Biden administration should simply “ignore” a recent ruling from a federal judge in Texas.
A federal judge in Texas issued a preliminary injunction undoing the FDA’s approval of abortion drug Mifepristone due to allegations that the FDA had ignored safety concerns and did not follow proper protocol when approving the drug in 2000.
Mifepristone is used as part of a two-drug regimen to abort a baby up to 10 weeks in the womb.
On Sunday morning’s edition of CNN’s “State of the Union,” host Dana Bash was blunt in questioning Ocasio-Cortez regarding her remarks to ignore the ruling.
“You called on the Biden administration to do, which is just to simply ignore the court ruling. That’s a pretty stunning position, if you think about it in the abstract about the notion of just ignoring a judge’s position,” Bash said.
“So my question is, when this case is resolved by the Supreme Court, should the administration follow that decision, if that decision ends up banning this abortion drug?” the host asked.
“Well, you know, I want to take a step back and dig into the grounds around ignoring this preliminary ruling as well,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “There is an extraordinary amount of precedent for this. There is a term known as agency non-acquiescence, and this has been used. And for folks saying this is a first, that this is precedent-setting, it is not.”
Ocasio-Cortez added that former President Trump “did this very thing.”
“The idea of consistency in governance until there is a higher court ruling is not an unprecedented thing to happen. In fact, when the Trump administration did it, it was arguably through a much, you know, a very grave issue when it came to DACA.”
“The Trump administration was ordered to fully reinstate DACA, the DACA program. And they, in a complete defiance, did not do that. They rely on the courts, rely on the legitimacy of their rulings. And when they make a mockery of our system, a mockery of our democracy and a mockery of our law as the as what we just saw happen in this mifepristone ruling, then I believe that that the executive branch and we know that the executive branch has an enforcement discretion,” she said.
Bash pressed Ocasio-Cortez, “Should that apply if the Supreme Court upholds the Texas judge’s decision?”
“You know, I think one of the things that I think that we need to examine is the grounds of that ruling. But I do not believe that the courts have the authority to, to have the authority over the FDA that they just asserted. And I do believe that it creates a crisis,” AOC said.
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