Monday, November 19, 2018

Ocasio-Cortez backs progressives to primary incumbent Dems

This is exactly who and what we need in Congress. She did so in a conference call with Justice Democrats, who supported her campaign. The following includes Pelosi:

"Ocasio-Cortez and leaders of Justice Democrats say they are driven by a conviction that most current Democratic members of Congress are not up to the task of enacting the radical solutions to address the country’s ― and the planet’s ― most pressing problems. The most urgent of those crises, they said, include climate change, widening economic inequality and persistent racial injustice. [...] 'If we don’t have folks who are mission-focused, and laser-focused on solving these gigantic problems, we just aren’t going to get them solved in time.'"

Note she is getting opposition from corporate Dems, but "the investigative news site Sludge subsequently reported that each of the Democrats quoted as criticizing Ocasio-Cortez had received massive donations during the 2018 campaign cycle from fossil-fuel industry and electric utility political action committees and employees."

OC has not yet joined the leaders of the progressive caucus in endorsing Pelosi.

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