In fairness to a young socialist leader like her, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez would probably be happier in a socialist country like Cuba or Venezuela.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), otherwise known as “AOC,” has become known—and often ridiculed—for her extremist views and statements.
For example, at a Monday event hosted by Blackout for Human Rights, Ocasio-Cortez continued with her criticism of her own political party, stating that the Democrat Party is a “center or center-conservative party.”
“We don’t have a left party in the United States,” the young socialist said. “The Democratic Party is not a left party. The Democratic Party is a center or center-conservative party.”
“We can’t even get a floor vote on Medicare for All,” she continued. “Not even a floor vote that gets voted down. We can’t even get a vote on it. So this is not a left party.”
[via the Independent]
While her statement may be laughable to many conservatives, she should be taken at her word–and that should be more concerning.
Here’s why: This is not the first time Ocasio-Cortez criticized her party and its leadership and being too far to the right of her Marxist views.
Last week, AOC accused Democrat moderates of being the “Tea Party of the Left.”
“In any other country, Joe Biden and I would not be in the same party, but in America, we are,” Ocasio-Cortez stated.
Last summer, open warfare between AOC and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi nearly erupted when AOC seemed to accuse Pelosi of being racist.
Earlier in the year, AOC starred in an eight-minute video “calling for a new crop of activists and community organizers to run against the Democratic machine,” reported Politico at the time.
Although AOC has not yet called for gulags and firing squads like her comrades in Bernie Sanders’ campaign—at least publicly—one might recall that AOC is an avid Sanders supporter and has endorsed his campaign for the presidency.