Martinez also stated that Nancy Pelosi is trying her best to balance the party and shift focus away from AOC's far left ideas.
Former New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez said Wednesday on "Outnumbered" that getting rid of the Department of Homeland Security - as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently suggested - is "pure insanity" and would put the country at risk.
"Homeland Security was created in order to keep America safe, it was created after 9/11. I just think Ocasio-Cortez is into the shock and awe. She wants to make a statement and be ahead of everything," said Martinez, who served as the state's Republican governor from 2011 to 2019.
“Would you get rid of the Department of Homeland Security, too?” Remnick asked.
“I think so. I think we need to undo a lot of the egregious, umm, a lot of the egregious mistakes that the Bush administration did," said Ocasio-Cortez, who has championed the elimination of ICE.