Category: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Ocasio-Cortez Calls Out White House Aides Reportedly ‘Horrified’ by Trump Conduct: ‘History Will Judge Them by What They Did. And the Answer Is Nothing’ | Common Dreams News

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) listens during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on February 27, 2019. (Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Says Trump Has Already Admitted Impeachable Acts – Mother Jones

 

Tuesday evening, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) affirmed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to launch a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, saying “what he has already admitted to is an impeachable offense.”

Surrounded by a flurry of reporters, the New York Democrat was asked if the caucus had been too slow to move on impeachment. Ocasio-Cortez didn’t take the bait: “We can’t ask ourselves about whether we move too slow or too quickly. We have to ask ourselves what we’re doing right now.”
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Mere days after the Democratic firebrand called out her own party for abetting the president’s continued behavior, Ocasio-Cortez lent her support to the Speaker’s decision: “I think we have to hold this president accountable and we have to protect our democracy.”

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AOC Calls for Ban on Revolving Door as Study Shows Two-Thirds of Recently Departed Lawmakers Now K Street Lobbyists | Common Dreams News

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks during a rally at Howard University May 13, 2019 in Washington, DC. The Sunrise Movement held an event for the final stop of the "Road to a Green New Deal" tour to "explore what the pain of the climate crisis looks like in D.C. and for the country and what the promise of the Green New Deal means."

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Fox mentions Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for 42 days running – 3,181 times | US news | The Guardian

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez appears to have replaced Hillary Clinton as conservatives’ bete noire.

Democrat receives 3,181 mentions on Fox News and Fox Business
Figures suggest media obsession with congresswoman

The finding will reinforce perceptions that Fox, owned by media mogul Rupert Murdoch, is obsessed by Ocasio-Cortez, portraying her as a radical socialist who threatens the American way of life.

She tweeted in response on Friday: “Fox News brought me up 3,000+ times in *6 weeks.* That’s how hard they’re fighting against dignified healthcare, wages, & justice for all; and turning their firepower on the youngest Congresswoman in history to do it. Too bad for them, cause we don’t flinch. #ForThePeople.”

via Fox mentions Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for 42 days running – 3,181 times | US news | The Guardian

Lots of Politicians Preach Civility, but Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Practices It | The Nation

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She practices what she preaches Andrew Bolt doesn’t come anywhere near it either debating or his blessed manners. (ODT)

After telling allies it’s “not acceptable” to disparage a Republican who differs with her on climate strategy, AOC explains: “That’s the difference between me and Trump.

via Lots of Politicians Preach Civility, but Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Practices It | The Nation

Ocasio-Cortez says Green New Deal critics are making ‘fools of themselves’ | US news | The Guardian

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks to the media after a televised town hall in New York on 29 March.

Such assertions have no basis in fact: the resolution does not call for the elimination of animal agriculture or aviation. The extraordinarily large cost attributed to the plan by Republicans, typically $93tn, is also false.
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Ocasio-Cortez said she expected such attacks.

“But I didn’t expect them to make total fools of themselves,” she told MSNBC on Friday. “I expected a little more nuance, and I expected a little more ‘concern trolling’,” meaning expressions of disingenuous concern.

Ocasio-Cortez added that politics in Washington DC often feels like “the upside down”, a reference to a distorted parallel reality depicted in the Netflix show Stranger Things.

via Ocasio-Cortez says Green New Deal critics are making ‘fools of themselves’ | US news | The Guardian

How a Socialist Latina Millennial Beat a Wall Street Favorite

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic primary winner in the U.S. House race in New York’s 14th Congressional District. (Ocasio2018.com)

It might seem unbelievable that after Bernie Sanders’ immense success in the 2016 Democratic primaries, running a grass-roots campaign that condemned Wall Street’s influence and called for social justice, Democrats can still be caught off guard by progressives unseating party heavyweights.

And yet, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s win in New York’s 14th Congressional District primary was nothing short of incredible. The victory stunned even her, as the video below illustrates.

 

A 28-year-old socialist Latina running against Joe Crowley, the fourth most powerful Democrat in the House of Representatives, probably didn’t raise many alarms within a political establishment that seems hellbent on ignoring a growing desire for the Democratic Party to move left.

via How a Socialist Latina Millennial Beat a Wall Street Favorite