AOC Demands New York Seize Trump’s Assets

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Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democrat from New York, is now advocating for the state of New York to take possession of former President Donald Trump’s assets within the state.

This would occur if he fails to obtain an extraordinary bond while he appeals the civil fraud lawsuit filed against him and his company.

In a recent interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union,” AOC discussed the $464 million bond.

“I think Attorney General [Letitia] James has been handling this case with tremendous skill. It’s ultimately up to her determination, but it is my belief that all people should be treated equally under the law. And if that seizure of assets would be pursued to any other American, then Donald Trump should be treated the same.” AOC said.

“As far as the political implications go, I think that what we are dealing with politically is the much larger and much more grave and serious pressure of having this judgment against Donald Trump and him being in this degree of debt and the financial pressures that he is under and what he is subject to do in order to obtain those assets, I actually think that there is risk in not seizing these assets and the open window that exists in him trying to secure these funds through other means,” she continued.

“This is not about party. This is not about politics. This is about corruption and criminality. We’re talking about an individual who ordered essentially a terrorist attack on the Capitol of the United States in order to retain power. That is not about being a Republican. It is not about being a Democrat.” she concluded.

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