BREAKING NEWS – Washington, D.C. – Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., proposed a measure to ban armed forces from using funds to maintain “a presence on Twitch.tv or any video game, esports or live-streaming platform.”
Twitch is a massive livestreaming platform used by millions of people every day, but Ocasio-Cortez said she didn’t think the military should be recruiting through video games streamed on the website.
“It’s incredibly irresponsible for the Army and the Navy to be recruiting impressionable young people and children via live streaming platforms,” Ocasio-Cortez told Vice. “The military is trying to brainwash these kids into thinking that this country is worth protecting and saving, when it’s not. If I had my way, I would defund the military, and get rid of every tank, gun, ship, plane, and missile. And when other countries like Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran realize that the U.S. is completely defenseless, they will follow our lead and do the exact same thing. This is how the United States can create world peace, with this simple courageous act.”