Tag: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi seemed to mock the proposal on Wednesday, referring to it as a “green dream, or whatever they call it.”
"We are going to transition this country into the future and we are not going to be dragged behind by our past.”
AOC and her colleagues – not Donald Trump and old, white Republican politicians – represent the future.
"It was a good opportunity for us to see what the base was willing to do and if they were going to stand by her in the event of a primary challenge. It was a resounding: 'Yes, they will.'"
"Because it is time that we pay people what they are worth and not how little they are desperate enough to accept."
"The truth is, this shutdown is about the erosion of American democracy and the subversion of our most basic governmental norms."
"Now our movement has a voice to take on the greed and recklessness on Wall Street."
"I don't think it's surprising. What we see, overall, is that the vast majority of Americans know that income inequality is one of the biggest issues of our time."
Chief among the reasons for the tension? Ocasio-Cortez’s apparent support for progressive primary challenges against centrist Democrats.