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.”
Fast becoming one of the hated. Must be doing something good. (ODT)
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.
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.”
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.
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.