AOC: Time For Democrats To ‘Take Our Gloves Off With Republicans’
AOC's remarks come from a recent Politico interview
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has urged the Democrats to become more extreme when implementing her far-left agenda.
AOC's remarks come from a recent Politico interview which touched on the Democrats’ disastrous House races from last week’s election.
The article writes how far-left Democrats are denying that losing moderate Democrats their House seats was not because of their agenda.
Far-left lawmakers claimed that the Democrat Party “never formed an offensive strategy" on key issues like “racial justice," Politico reported.
Ocasio-Cortez said Democrats needed to focus on racism, or else they will continue to play defense.
“It’s not just like some moral question about how you confront racism in elections, but it is now an existential crisis for the Democratic Party,” Ocasio-Cortez said.
“Anti-racism plays zero percent of a role in Democratic electoral strategy — zero, explicitly, implicitly."
"I’m not telling people to virtue signal, but there’s just like no plan for it.”
AOC added it was time for Democrats to “take our gloves off with Republicans.”
“We’re always messaging around bipartisanship and how much we love working with Republicans all the time in a lot of these sensitive areas,” she said.
“We need to have an unapologetic agenda, have an actual alternative and counter-messaging that is distinct from the Republican Party instead of trying to play to notions of civility."
"I just really hope that it gets through to a lot of people that this idea that we can win over white voters on a civility argument is like not a reliable strategy.”
AOC's remarks come after she revealed that she's been considering quitting politics altogether, despite recently being re-elected to Congress.
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Ocasio-Cortez complained during an interview with The New York Times that her far-left agenda is not welcome in the Democratic Party.
Citing "stress" and "lack of support," AOC said she has been thinking about walking away from her political career and may "start a homestead somewhere" instead.