AOC And Omar Call For ‘Nationalizing’ Healthcare And Removing ‘Profit Motive’ From Coronavirus Decisions

On Thursday night, far-left Democratic Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar posted videos seeming to call for the U.S. government to have socialist solutions for the coronavirus pandemic.

Both women want the removal of a “profit motive” from U.S. coronavirus decisions and the “nationalization” of America’s health care system. They each have joined many in their party who have been critical of President Donald Trump allowing the governors and state legislatures to handle the virus in their respective states.


The Hill posted the videos via Twitter, but it was unclear exactly when they were recorded.

AOC’s Socialist Pitch

“For some reason we have an enormous problem with enacting the Defense Production Act for saving lives and guaranteeing health care,” Ocasio-Cortez says in her video. “We have to start demanding… that we strip profit motive out of our decisions and reprioritize the public good and the health of everyday people.”


President Trump invoked Defense Production Act in late March to direct General Motors to start making ventilators for America’s hospitals.

Ocasio-Cortez said the U.S. faces “a much deeper problem with the systemic priorities that we currently have in the United States. But it’s never too late to change it. We must organize to change those priorities from our budget to our production.”

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Omar’s Socialist Pitch

Rep. Omar took direct aim at President Trump’s decision to let states pursue their own policies.

“The states themselves are being put at disadvantage when we have the federal government bidding against them” for medical equipment, Omar insisted.


“Big corporations may not want to produce necessary items because it’s not profitable for them,” she continued. “That’s already, I think, understood right now by many of the public and we’re hearing so many people raise their voices every single day and we’re actually addressing the systematic problem that we have where we create a hierarchy and profits are always placed above people.”

“As a federal government we have the proper tools to deploy and it’s deplorable, really, and unconscionable that every single tool that we have is not being deployed right now and it’s shameful that we continue to put lives at risk,” Omar continued.


‘It is important for us to nationalize the supply chain, it’s important for us to take action in nationalizing our health care system’

She added, “And so it is important for us to nationalize the supply chain, it’s important for us to take action in nationalizing our health care system. It’s important for us to really the make the call for the nationalization of our supply chain and our health care system.”

Both Ocasio-Cortez and Omar are self-described socialists who, not surprisingly endorsed fellow socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders for president in the 2020 presidential Democratic primaries. Sanders has since dropped out of the race where the frontrunner and likely nominee, former Vice President Joe Biden, remains.

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