Ocasio-Cortez: Gov Abbott's 'Comments Disgusting' -- Misogynistic 'Rape Culture' Informed TX Law

Ocasio-Cortez: Gov Abbott's 'Comments Disgusting' — Misogynistic 'Rape Culture' Informed TX Law


Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said Tuesday on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360” that Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) comments that Texas aspires to “eliminate all rapists” when asked about the new abortion law not having a rape or incest exception were “disgusting.”

Ocasio-Cortez said, “I find Governor Abbott’s comments disgusting.”

She continued, “This idea that we’re going to quote, unquote end rape when the same type of rape culture and misogynistic culture that informed this abortion law, to begin with, those beliefs are held by the governor himself and the Texas state legislature. Frankly, there are many people in power, as we know from the Me Too movement, that commit sexual assault, that help their friends cover up these crimes, and some of them even serve in the same state legislatures that are voting on these anti-choice bills. It’s awful. He speaks from such a place of deep ignorance. And it’s not just

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