Incoming Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ruffled feathers within her own party this week; urging liberal candidates to “primary” centrist Democrats to advance the party’s progressive agenda.
Cortez and campaign staffers were speaking with left-leaning activists during a video conference call over the weekend when she urged supporters to run against moderate legislators to promote her key issues; including “Medicare for all” and free college tuition.
“Long story short, I need you to run for office,” said Cortez. “All Americans know money in politics is a huge problem, but unfortunately the way that we fix it is by demanding that our incumbents give it up or by running fierce campaigns ourselves.”
“We need new leaders, period,” added chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti. “We gotta primary folks.”
“I don’t think people who are taking money from oil and gas companies should be drafting climate legislation,” Cortez said.
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CORTEZ CONFUSION: Cortez Cites PARKS, ‘Eating Sandwiches’ as 'Examples of Socialism'
Liberal superstar Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez left American voters scratching their heads this week; bizarrely citing National Parks and eating breakfast sandwiches as examples of Democratic Socialism.
Cortez posted the strange comments on social media after returning from a “few days off” spent at Acadia National Park; citing the nature preserve and “supporting worker-owned businesses” as American “examples of Democratic Socialism.”
Back home after a lovely few days off enjoying US examples of Democratic Socialism, like:
– Acadia National Park
– Café Co-ops (Def Top 5 best breakfast sandwiches I’ve ever had 🍳)
– Supporting worker-owned businesses
– Bonus: Spotted a @PPact helping people, per usual✌🏽💜 pic.twitter.com/xmiYXutfpS
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) August 19, 2018
Cortez’ comments come just days after she came under fire for banning press and journalists from a series of town hall events; adding the speaking engagements were considered “sanctuary spaces.”
CORTEZ CONFUSION: Cortez Looks Forward to Her ‘Inauguration,’ Can’t Wait to 'Sign' Laws
Socialist superstar Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez left New York voters scratching their heads this week; bizarrely suggesting she will be “inaugurated” should she win her Congressional race and will eventually be “signing” bills into law.
Cortez was speaking with supporters Tuesday when she hailed the progressive movement that ushered her towards the Democratic Party’s nomination earlier this year; saying “what we have accomplished is such a massive responsibility.”
Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez thinks that if she wins her congressional race this November that she will be "inaugurated" into office and will be signing bills into law.pic.twitter.com/Sp7OgW2gmR
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) October 2, 2018
“That is the situation we have in our governance… There’s a lot of folks who don’t want to believe anymore. That’s why what we have accomplished is such a massive responsibility,” said the Democratic hopeful.
“It doesn’t mean you get everything tomorrow. As much as I would love that, I would love to get inaugurated January 3rd [and] January 4th we are signing health care, we’re signing this,” she added.