Last Updated on April 19, 2020
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) spoke out against those on the left who disregard the allegations of 8 women against Joe Biden.
“I think it’s legitimate to talk about these things, and if we want, if we again want to have integrity, you can’t say both believe women, support all of this, until it inconveniences you, until it inconveniences us,” says Ocasio-Cortez in a recent interview with the New York Times.
“It almost felt like we started this cycle where we had kind of moved on from, you know, from all of this. And now it feels like we’re kind of back in it,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “And, you know, the most diverse field that we’ve ever seen — that we’re kind of back kind of replaying old movies in a way.”
Ocasio-Ortez has committed to endorsing whoever the democratic nominee is come this November.
In her interview with the New York Times Ocasio-Cortez expressed her belief that the “process of coming together should be uncomfortable for everyone involved.”
For Democrats, beating President Donald J. Trump in November is the main objective. Even with the problems brought on by coronavirus, the approval rating for President Trump is much higher than the democrats projected when he was elected in 2016.
“Beating Donald Trump is a matter of life or death for our communities. I think it’s a difference between making an argument for harm reduction, and making the argument for, there’s actually going to be progress made for us. What I want to do is to be able to go out and say, ‘This is the plan for us,’ but it’s hard to do that if there’s no plan for us.”
Ocasio-Cortez expresses she was more in favor of Bernie Sanders and his progressive policies, and would not consider herself in the same political party as Biden anywhere but America where they both fall under the classification as democratic.
“In any other country, Joe Biden and I would not be in the same party, but in America, we are,” Ocasio-Cortez told New York Magazine.