AOC argues there is a ‘risk’ in not seizing Trump’s assets as $454 million bond deadline looms – Washington Examiner

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (R-NY) advocated Sunday for Donald Trump‘s assets to be seized ahead of a Monday deadline for the former president to pay a $454 million bond in his New York civil fraud case.

In an appearance on CNN’s State of the Union, Ocasio-Cortez claimed that Trump ordered a “terrorist attack” on the Capitol and argued that he should have his assets seized, along with not being allowed back in the White House.

“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,” she said.

“I actually think that there is a risk in not seizing these assets and the open window that exists in him trying to secure these funds through other means,” the New York Democrat added.

New York Attorney General Letitia James is demanding that Trump pay the $454 million bond by Monday. Though Trump says he has $500 million cash on hand, his lawyers said he does not. James has threatened to seize the former president’s assets if he does not pay the bond.

Ocasio-Cortez pushed back against concerns that the charges against Trump were illegitimate.

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“Has there ever been a president, Republican or Democrat that has been subjected to this level of criminal charges, indictments, and investigations? This is not about party. This is not about politics. This is about corruption and criminality,” the progressive Democrat said. “We’re talking about an individual who ordered essentially a terrorist attack on the capital of the United States in order to retain power.”

“I actually think that the fact that it’s happening in so many places and so many jurisdictions, cuts in the face of that — this is not just New York, this is Georgia, this is federal courts as well,” she added.