When it comes to political comedy, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is the gift that keeps on giving. Each week, Liberty Nation uncovers the blunders that keep us wondering: How did she ever get elected?
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spent this past week on the campaign trail for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). The young lawmaker had glowing things to say about his prospects for defeating President Trump in November, should he become the Democratic nominee. But a recent report suggests AOC’s relationship with the socialist senator might not be as wonderful as it seems.
AOC Thinks Trump Is Afraid of Sanders
On the day before the New Hampshire primary, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez celebrated Sanders’ performance against Trump in recently released polls. She seems to believe that these surveys prove the 78-year-old socialist senator, who recently had a heart attack, can actually defeat President Trump. “Let’s talk about November, because we know, in every poll, Bernie beats Trump,” Ocasio-Cortez said at a rally at the University of New Hampshire. “Trump knows that. Why else do you think he’s come here tonight?”
Ocasio-Cortez was referencing President Trump’s rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, on the same day. Apparently, she is taking this as an indicator that the president is shaking in his boots. Sanders recently became a frontrunner after winning the popular vote in the Democratic Party Iowa caucuses, though Pete Buttigieg won more counties.
Trouble in Socialist Paradise?
It looks like AOC and Sanders might not be seeing eye to eye on some issues. The Washington Examiner reported that the Sanders campaign is getting frustrated with the young lawmaker due to some of her appearances at the candidate’s rallies. While the senator was stuck in Washington during the ill-fated impeachment trial, AOC stumped for him at various campaign stops.
One issue was her failure to mention Sanders by name during a speech in January. Faiz Shakir, Sanders’ campaign manager, also indicated that the young representative’s stance on immigration went a bit too far for the campaign’s tastes. In a conversation through text messages with The Washington Examiner, he referenced her recent comments about “tipping people off” if citizens see that Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Patrol are in the city to deport illegal aliens.
Others in the campaign aren’t happy about her extreme stance on immigration issues because, supposedly, they do not favor “open borders.” It sounds more like they don’t appreciate AOC saying the quiet part out loud, doesn’t it?
On the other side, AOC’s team is not happy with the Sanders’ campaign’s acceptance of a quasi-endorsement from comedian and podcaster Joe Rogan. After the Church of Wokeness rebuked the senator for touting Rogan’s comments about Sanders, the campaign distanced itself from the comedian.
AOC has accomplished much in her short career as a U.S. lawmaker. But being too far to the left for Bernie Sanders is truly a feat worthy of acknowledgment. Despite their differences, however, it’s clear that AOC is all in on the Sanders train even though his prospects for occupying the Oval Office are rather dim.
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