Did Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Say, ‘Children Should Be Raised by the State’?

Posted on AllSides June 18th, 2020
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Verdict: False

There is no evidence Ocasio-Cortez ever made such a statement. The claim stems from an article published on a satirical website.

Fact Check:

Ocasio-Cortez, who is currently running for reelection, first took office in January 2019 and represents New York’s 14th congressional district. Since rising to national prominence, the freshman congresswoman has become a popular target for misinformation on social media.

The May 27 article, titled, “AOC: ‘Children Should Be Raised By The State,'” alleges that the freshman congresswoman wants children to be turned over to the government...

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