Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez weighed-in on the 2020 race for the White House during a recent interview with the New York Times; complaining the Biden campaign hasn’t reached out to her for support.
“Has the Biden campaign reached out to you?” asked the Times.
“No,” fired-back Ocasio-Cotez. “There’s this talk about unity as this kind of vague, kumbaya, kind of term. Unity and unifying isn’t a feeling, it’s a process. And what I hope does not happen in this process is that everyone just tries to shoo it along and brush real policies — that mean the difference of life and death or affording your insulin and not affording your insulin — just brush that under the rug as an aesthetic difference of style.”
We are not endorsing @JoeBiden.
— DSA 🌹 (@DemSocialists) April 12, 2020
“There’s also this idea that if we all just support the nominee that voters will come along as well. I’ve flagged, very early, two patterns that I saw [among Biden’s campaign], which is underperformance among Latinos and young people, both of which are very important demographics in November. And so, I don’t think this conversation about changes that need to be made is one about throwing the progressive wing of the party a couple of bones — I think this is about how we can win,” she added.
Read the full interview at the New York Times.
AMERICA RESPONDS: AOC Describes Coronavirus Relief Vote as ‘Literally a Hostage Situation’
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez described Friday’s vote on the Coronavirus relief plan as a “hostage situation,” calling the legislation a gift to America’s biggest corporations and wealthiest residents.
“Each one of us takes this vote alone. This is not an easy position for anyone to take. It’s a tough position, because it’s literally a hostage situation,” said Ocasio-Cortez.
AOC, who is critical of the stimulus, said this when I asked if she was disappointed by Bernie Sanders' position in support: "Each one of us takes this vote alone. This is not an easy position for anyone to take. It’s a tough position, because it's literally a hostage situation”
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) March 27, 2020
Ocasio-Cortez doubled-down on her fierce opposition to the Senate’s bipartisan Coronavirus relief package Friday; calling the legislation “shameful” and “crumbs” for American families.
“Our community’s reality is this country’s future if we don’t do anything. Hospital workers do not have protective equipment. We don’t have the necessary ventilators. We have to go into this vote eyes wide open,” said Rep. Ocasio-Cortez on the House Floor.
.@RepAOC @AOC: "Our community's reality is this country's future if we don't do anything. Hospital workers do not have protective equipment. We don't have the necessary ventilators. We have to go into this vote eyes wide open…" pic.twitter.com/PaFGc9ncKM
— CSPAN (@cspan) March 27, 2020
“Shameful! The greed of that fight is wrong, for crumbs for our families, and the option that we have is to let them suffer with nothing or to allow this greed and billions of dollars which will be leveraged into trillions of dollars!” she screamed.
Watch Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’ comments above.
AOC VS AMAZON: Ocasio-Cortez Says Amazon Response to Coronavirus ‘Racist and Classist’
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ripped the Amazon corporation over their Coronavirus response Thursday evening; accusing the global company of organizing a “racist and classicist PR campaign.”
“Amazon’s attempt to smear Chris Smalls, one of their own warehouse workers, as ‘not smart or articulate’ is a racist & classist PR campaign. If execs are as concerned abt worker health & safety as they claim, then they should provide the full paid sick leave ALL workers deserve,” posted AOC on Twitter.
Amazon’s attempt to smear Chris Smalls, one of their own warehouse workers, as “not smart or articulate” is a racist & classist PR campaign.
If execs are as concerned abt worker health & safety as they claim, then they should provide the full paid sick leave ALL workers deserve. https://t.co/pAubxenDwr
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 3, 2020
Jeff Bezos: The richest man in the world.
Amazon: Pays $0 in federal income taxes.
Workers: Unable to get the protection they need.
The greed has got to end. I stand with Amazon workers who are fighting for their rights. https://t.co/TZwTvchLnh
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) April 2, 2020
“Jeff Bezos: The richest man in the world. Amazon: Pays $0 in federal income taxes. Workers: Unable to get the protection they need,” added Sen. Bernie Sanders. “The greed has got to end. I stand with Amazon workers who are fighting for their rights.”