Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is about to start a civil war with this jaw-dropping revelation
New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is one of the most controversial figures in American politics.
Ocasio-Cortez is pushing a socialist agenda that threatens to transform America into Venezuela.
And now Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is about to start a Civil War with this jaw-dropping revelation.
Since entering Congress, Ocasio-Cortez has fought with the Democrat Party establishment as much as President Trump.
Leading Democrats know Ocasio-Cortez’s Marxist plans for a government takeover of healthcare and a “Green New Deal” are politically unpopular and will doom the party in 2020.
But in an interview with New York Magazine, Ocasio-Cortez responded to these criticisms by declaring there would be a civil war in the Democrat Party where members of the Progressive Caucus who don’t vote the socialist line should face expulsion.
Ocasio-Cortez also expressed lukewarm support at best for party frontrunner Joe Biden.
New York Magazine reports:
Ocasio-Cortez isn’t the first politician to become a cultural sensation, but she may be the first to do so at the very beginning of her career, when she is occupying the lowest rung of political power. Her main project going forward may be this: harnessing her immense star power and the legion of young lefties who see her as their avatar, not just to push the Democratic Party away from an obsession with its most moderate members but also to make the stuff of government, like congressional committee hearings and neighborhood town halls, into must-see TV. She said the Congressional Progressive Caucus should start kicking people out if they stray too far from the party line. Other caucuses within the Democratic Party in Congress require applications, Ocasio-Cortez pointed out. But “they let anybody who the cat dragged in call themselves a progressive. There’s no standard,” she said.
The same goes for the party as a whole: “Democrats can be too big of a tent.”
It is comments like that that kept Ocasio-Cortez and the rest of the Democratic Party from reaching any kind of meaningful détente. I asked her what she thought her role would be as a member of Congress during, for instance, a Joe Biden presidency. “Oh God,” she said with a groan. “In any other country, Joe Biden and I would not be in the same party, but in America, we are.”
If Joe Biden wins the nomination and receives anything less than enthusiastic and unyielding support from Ocasio-Cortez and her followers, Democrats will fall short in the Presidential Election.
Establishment Democrats will claim Ocasio-Cortez pursued purity in place of victory while Ocasio-Cortez will counter the party nominated an establishment squish that did not excite the party base.
And those will be the battle lines in the Democrat Party civil war.