Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) fired back at those who have correctly characterized her views as radical during a bizarre Instagram Live on Thursday.
AOC Addresses Being Called A Radical
Ocasio-Cortez busied herself with cooking on the Instagram Live while also answering questions about the COVID-19 relief negotiations in Congress. The self-described Democratic Socialist told her followers that she had been branded a radical for supporting a livable minimum wage and wanting to pass a relief measure that included no strings attached.
“Shoutout to my fellow radicals in the United States who believe crazy things like a full-time job should be enough for you to live and believe in crazy radical things like if you kill someone there shouldn’t be impunity,” Ocasio-Cortez said.
“And also who believe really crazy radical things like you should get a stimulus check without having to bail out a corporation for it,” she added. “Or that you should get a stimulus check without your employer, you know, if you work for one of these huge conglomerate employers sending you in harm’s way and being completely immune from any accountability for it.”
AOC Shows How Full Of Herself She Is
Ocasio-Cortez went on to show how unapologetically full of herself she really is by saying that her views reflect an “advanced society.”
“You know, shoutout to my fellow radicals who think that we should live in a humane advanced society and that we shouldn’t be under the thumb of a $7 minimum wage and racist systems,” she continued. “Because, I don’t know, that just benefits the people who already are in power to be in power. So, you know, shoutout to my radicals.”
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Ocasio-Cortez is considered to be a controversial figure among Republicans and even some Democrats who think her views go too far left. Former President Barack Obama made headlines earlier this month when he called upon the Democratic Party to embrace her and give her a platform.
“You give her a platform, just like there may be some other young Democrats who come from more conservative areas who have a different point of view. But new blood is always good,” he said.
This piece was written by James Samson on December 12, 2020. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.
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