Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez lamented on Sunday that there is a “very real risk” President Trump will be re-elected in 2020. This led to the President responding on twitter by quoting the congresswoman, adding: “I agree, and that is the only reason they play the impeach card, which cannot be legally used!”
Ocasio-Cortez also acknowledged that progressive frustration with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was “quite real” and spoke bluntly on her initiative to repeal the Hyde Amendment, which bars most federal funding for abortion — and 2020 Democrat frontrunner Joe Biden’s abrupt reversal on the issue earlier this month. “I think that we have a very real risk of losing the presidency to Donald Trump if we do not have a presidential candidate that is fighting for true transformational change in the lives of working people in the United States,” Ocasio-Cortez told ABC News’ Jon Karl on “This Week” in her first Sunday morning show appearance since she took office in January. Her comments speak to the complete disarray of the Democratic party and reinforce the fact that they have no chance of winning in 2020.
“I think that if we elect a president on half-measures that the American people don’t quite understand — the agenda of a president, you know, that says we’re fighting for higher wages but we don’t want a $15 minimum wage, fighting for education but we don’t want to make colleges tuition-free, fighting for women’s rights, et cetera, but we don’t want to go all the way with that, then I think we have a very real risk of losing the presidency,” Ocasio-Cortez continued. Ocasio-Cortez was adamant that she did not see herself endorsing a particular candidate “any time soon,” however.
A growing progressive anger also has targeted Biden, who flip flopped earlier this month, saying he could “no longer support” the Hyde Amendment, which he had backed for decades. Biden said the law makes a woman’s right to an abortion “dependent on someone’s ZIP code.” The true purpose of the Hyde Amendment is to prevent the government from providing funding for abortion except in cases of rape, incest, or when the health of the mother is at stake.
The Biden campaign would not comment on the matter, opting instead to ignore the disastrous AOC all together. Ocasio-Cortez, asked whether Biden had handled the misconduct accusations appropriately said, “I think that’s something that he has to kind of show the electorate, I think that I, you know, I think that it is an issue where there is a struggle, I’ll be completely honest. “She continued: “I don’t think that he has — I don’t — I wouldn’t say that it is an incredibly severe — like I don’t think that voters think that he is necessarily guilty of sexual misconduct or anything like that.”
Ocasio-Cortez also admitted that Democrats “probably” made a mistake by not pushing back on Bill Clinton’s treatment of women during his presidency but said the country has gone through an “evolution” in the years since. In terms of the Hyde Amendment, however, Ocasio-Cortez has been less forgiving.
“It’s not the 70s anymore,” Ocasio-Cortez said in an email to backers on Saturday, building support for a repeal of the Hyde Amendment. “This is 2019, and none of our leaders should be willing to stand by a policy that disproportionately harms low-income Americans and people of color just to suit the interests of anti-choice zealots. That ends now. We’re going to fight to repeal the Hyde Amendment, and let people access the care that they need. Sign your name if you stand for repealing the Hyde Amendment.” When speaking of Biden she said “Well, I’m encouraged by the fact that he is now against the Hyde Amendment. I think that that’s where — I think it’s a very base level where all candidates need to be…I’m excited to be introducing a repeal of the Hyde Amendment via amendment — we’ll see where it goes — for incarcerated women and the maternal and reproductive health care of incarcerated women is — it should be guaranteed as it is with all women in the United States. And so I think it really depends — and that’s really what the Hyde Amendment is about.” These comments made by AOC only weaken an already drowning Democratic party and put her stupidity on full display as she willingly undermined her own party.