AOC: ‘I Am One of the Most Hated People in America’
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reflect on her first year in Washington, DC,
Speaking about her first year in Washington, DC, the socialist Rep said:
“It’s weird," she began.
“Because I know I am also one of the most hated people in America.”
Despite Ocasio-Cortez being a political novice, she has still managed to become one of the most notable figures on the left in the age of President Donald Trump.
The Democrat emerged as a prominent leftist figure when she declared herself head of “the squad,” a contingent of female left-wing members of Congress, including Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA).
Ocasio-Cortez claimed she was surprised that her colleagues saw her as an “unseen force” in political primaries after she pulled off her upset victory over seasoned former Rep. Joe Crowley in 2018.
But despite her colleagues claiming she has influenced the primaries, the Democrat has only endorsed two political candidates, one of them being presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).
“As a consequence of my victory, many people are inspired to run for office, and in a body where 70 percent of the seats are safe red or safe blue, that de facto means a lot more primaries,” she told the magazine.
“A lot of members think I’m like a Koch brother.”
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On Monday, Ocasio-Cortez blasted Trump over his response to threats from Iran, calling him "a monster" for threatening "innocent" Iranian targets.
A number of outspoken Democrats pounced on the opportunity to denounce Trump's warning to Iran about possible retaliation for killing Iranian terrorist General Qassem Soleimani.
Ocasio-Cortez answered by accusing her president of committing "a war crime."
"This is a war crime," Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter.
"Threatening to target and kill innocent families, women and children -- which is what you’re doing by targeting cultural sites - does not make you a ‘tough guy,’ It does not make you ‘strategic.’ It makes you a monster.”