Elizabeth Stauffer of the Washington Examiner dissects the latest pronouncement from one of the least credible members of Congress.

As the possibility of a second term for former President Donald Trump grows more likely by the day, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) issued a dire warning: “It is unequivocal that if Donald Trump wins, we are looking at the potential dissolution of democracy in the United States of America.”

During a recent interview with New York magazine’s Kara Swisher, Ocasio-Cortez claimed that although it “sounds nuts,” she “wouldn’t be surprised if this guy threw me in jail.”

I can’t imagine Trump actually spends much time thinking about her, but for the self-absorbed and not-so-smart congresswoman from New York, everything is always all about her.

“I take him at his word when he says that he’s going to round up people,” she continued. “I feel like what we saw in his first presidency was an amuse-bouche to what his intentions are. He has learned from his mistakes of appointing professionals, and he will not make that mistake next time.”

The reality is that Ocasio-Cortez was just doing her part to promote the latest hoax designed to hoodwink voters into reelecting the spavined, senile, and duplicitous President Joe Biden. A Trump victory, the Left claims, will end democracy in the U.S. as we know it.

But what Democrats are all so conspicuously omitting is that Trump was already president for four years, and democracy did just fine. In fact, Trump had the opportunity to pursue charges against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for perpetrating the Russian collusion hoax, the greatest fraud ever carried out against a U.S. presidential candidate. And he declined, acknowledging that such a move would be “very, very divisive for the country.”

Democrats, on the other hand, have gleefully upended norms left and right in their effort to block the former president.