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AOC defends ‘defund the police’ mantra after Dem losses

November 13, 2020
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defended her support for “defund the police” Thursday night after an election season in which Republicans weaponized the mantra to paint Democratic opponents as anti-cop and soft on crime. Democratic leaders complained that two issues closely associated with AOC — defunding the police and socialism — contributed to Democratic losses in House