Editor’s Note – 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 (D-NY) has provided the nation with political comedy since she won her election last year. This week was no different – and she may have even managed to once again wander into being on the right side of an issue.
First, she pushed back against former Vice President Joe Biden’s stance on marijuana legalization. Then she repeated some of the left’s favorite talking points about impeachment. Finally, the lawmaker gave a response to comments that President Barack Obama made about the direction of the Democratic Party.
AOC Supports Legalizing Marijuana
Just when you thought he couldn’t get more outdated, former Vice President Joe Biden is still coming under fire for comments he made during the debate in September on legalizing marijuana. He stated that he was against making it legal and claimed it was a “gateway drug.”
“It’s a debate, and I want a lot more [data] before I legalize it nationally,” he said. “I want to make sure we know a lot more about the science behind it.”
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez joined with other Democrats who criticized Biden’s views on the issue. She tweeted: “Marijuana should be legalized, and drug consumption should be decriminalized. These are matters of public health.”
Then, the libertarians in the audience gave a rousing cheer. Biden is an outlier on this issue as the other Democratic presidential frontrunners have indicated that they favor making marijuana legal.
Trump Guilty of “Bribery” and “Extortion”?
As the impeachment inquiry hearings meander on, the Democrats are desperately scrambling to prove that President Donald Trump attempted to engage in an illegal quid pro quo arrangement with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Wait, was it quid pro quo, or is it called bribery this week?
Ocasio-Cortez recently did her part to echo the current Democratic talking point designed to convince America that the president should be removed from office. In an interview with Yahoo News, she said: “We’re kind of knee deep here in the impeachment inquiry … and so at this point I think we’re beyond the question as to whether Trump has committed a crime or whether he’s violated the Constitution. He’s clearly engaged in extortion and bribery.”
“It’s not just Trump, but who else is … going to be implicated in this,” Ocasio-Cortez said, adding, “I think, when it comes to what we’ve discovered, we’re at the point of no return and it’s just a question of how many crimes have been potentially committed and who else has committed them.”
AOC Responds to Obama
Former President Barack Obama recently gave a speech in which he warned the Democratic Party against embracing the far-left socialist wing. While he did not mention anyone by name, it was clear he was referring to the likes of AOC and the Squad, along with Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT).
AOC has already scoffed at the notion that the Democratic Party is lurching too far to the left. She repeated her statements in a recent tweet:
“I want to be the party of the New Deal again. The party of the Civil Rights Act, the one that electrified this nation and fights for all people. For that, many would call us radical. But we aren’t ‘pushing the party left,’ we are bringing the party home.”
She included a campaign advertisement for Sanders, who she endorsed last month. The lawmaker is currently touring with the senator and has given multiple campaign speeches on his behalf.
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