AOC: 'Texas Turning Blue' Is 'Inevitable'
Radical Democrat vows to 'unionize the hell out of this state' during campaign stop
Far-left celebrity Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has claimed that "turning Texas blue" is "inevitable" while vowing to "unionize the hell out of this state."
AOC made the remarks while speaking to a Texas crowd Saturday as she endorsed two candidates for Congress prior to the primary next month.
Despite having mixed results when endorsing candidates, AOC was in San Antonio to support the campaigns of her fellow Democratic Socialists Greg Casar and Jessica Cisneros.
Ocasio-Cortez told the crowd that the two have her backing because they support Medicare for all, unions, and pro-abortion policies, MySanAntonio.com reported.
Ocasio-Cortez: Texas turning blue. Inevitable. Inevitable! It will happen. The only question is when..We're going to make sure we unionize the hell out of this state.— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) February 13, 2022
"Here’s what’s exciting about Jessica’s race and Greg’s race…is that if we flip Texas, we flip the country," AOC told the crowd.
"Texas turning blue is inevitable," she continued.
"The only question is when.
"We are going to fight for a living wage, we are going to make sure we unionize the hell out of this state…and we’re going to make sure that not one dime is made exploitatively across any worker, especially the undocumented."
The New York congresswoman is not the first politician to imagine Texas turning blue.
If the Republicans lost Texas’s crucial 38 electoral college votes, it'd be a nightmare for the party.
In September 2019, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said the state would be close in the 2020 presidential election.
President Donald Trump carried the state, winning 52.1% to Joe Biden’s 46.5%.
"If we lose Texas, it’s game over," Cruz told a Christian Science Monitor breakfast at the time.
"I don’t believe Texas will turn blue but central to that is we’re going to have to work to communicate and turn people out."
Macarena Martinez, the Republican National Committee's Texas communications director, told Fox News in a phone interview that the RNC’s investment in the Lone Star State is the largest in the organization’s history.
Cisneros, who is looking to unseat incumbent Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) in Texas's 28th Congressional District.
Casar is running for Texas House District 35.