New York Democratic socialist candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez continued to ruffle the feathers of her more centrist colleagues this week; calling on her supporters to “occupy airports” over the President’s immigration policies.
According to Newsweek, Cortez was speaking with liberal activist organization Democracy Now Monday when she urged the mass protests, saying “there is no convenient time” to stand up to ICE agents.
“I may have had a primary three days after I went down there, but we’re not going to win if we don’t stand for everything,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “We have to show people that we’re willing to walk the walk and put our money where our mouth is.”
“We have to occupy all of it,” she said. “We need to occupy every airport. We need to occupy every border. We need to occupy every ICE office until those kids are back with their parents, period,” she added.
Cortez’ comments come just days after she slammed American-style capitalism as the “wild west,” saying the current financial system “won’t always exist.”
Read the full interview here.
BACK OFF: Moderate Dems Urge NY SOCIALIST to ‘Cool It’ Before 2018 Midterms
New York socialist candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez found herself in hot water among her fellow Democrats this week, with liberal legislators telling the left-wing superstar to “cool it” before the 2018 midterm elections.
Cortez made national headlines this week after she suddenly referred to Israeli settlers as the “occupiers of Palestine” during a recent interview; sparking a fierce backlash from her moderate colleagues
“She’s carrying on and she ain’t gonna make friends that way,” Rep. Bill Pascrell told the Hill. “Joe conceded, wished her well, said he would support her … so she doesn’t know what the hell she’s talking about.”
When pressed on whether Cortez was ruffling feathers among her fellow Democrats, Pascrell didn’t hold back.
“Yes,” he said. “No doubt about it.”
“Meteors fizz out,” added Democratic Rep. Hastings. “What she will learn in this institution is that it’s glacial to begin with, and therefore no matter how far you rise, that’s just how far you will ultimately get your comeuppance.”
Read the full story at the Hill.
DNC CIVIL WAR: NY Socialist SLAMS Outgoing Moderate DEM in Twitter Feud
The New York Democratic socialist who defeated a longtime centrist and potential party leader slammed the outgoing politician on social media Thursday, accusing the Representative of failing to make “three scheduled concession calls.”
Democratic challenger Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ripped Rep. Joe Crowley on Twitter earlier Thursday, saying he was plotting a potential run for his House seat on a third party ticket.
“@repjoecrowley stated on live TV that he would absolutely support my candidacy. Instead, he’s stood me up for all 3 scheduled concession calls,” said Cortez. “Now, he’s mounting a 3rd party challenge against me and the Democratic Party- and against the will of [people],” she tweeted.
.@repjoecrowley stated on live TV that he would absolutely support my candidacy.
Instead, he’s stood me up for all 3 scheduled concession calls.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 12, 2018
Crowley fired back minutes later, saying “Alexandria, the race is over and Democrats need to come together. I’ve made my support for you clear and the fact that I’m not running. We’ve scheduled phone calls and your team has not followed through. I’d like to connect but I’m not willing to air grievances on Twitter.”
Alexandria, the race is over and Democrats need to come together. I’ve made my support for you clear and the fact that I’m not running. We’ve scheduled phone calls and your team has not followed through. I’d like to connect but I’m not willing to air grievances on Twitter. https://t.co/hxEeWEpI2O
— Joe Crowley (@JoeCrowleyforNY) July 12, 2018