Democrats are learning an essential truth about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez the hard way.
Now some of her strongest supporters are furious.
And Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez found a nasty surprise waiting outside her office.
Left-wing actress Susan Sarandon led a protest outside Ocasio-Cortez’s congressional office demanding Ocasio-Cortez follow through on her promise to pass legislation for a complete government takeover of healthcare.
“I’m here to say to the squad, and especially AOC, who, you know did make a lot of promises, that we still have faith in you and we would like to see if you have a better plan than we’ve been able to see, please share it,” Sarandon demanded.
Ocasio-Cortez hitched her star on supporting government run healthcare, so Sarandon and her fellow protesters wanted to know how she intended to turn this into a reality.
“If there’s a pathway you’ve got that we’re not aware of please share it. Because we’re losing hope here that you represent us,” Sarandon said.
Sarandon continued by pinning the blame for Americans’ growing disillusionment with politics on candidates like Ocasio-Cortez who promise to be independent, but once in office, back down in fights with the political establishment.
“It’s so difficult for people that are independent to get elected in the first place — and then to see the very people that sponsored the bill not stand up for it, is very disheartening.”
An announcement advertising the protest called out Ocasio-Cortez for not using her leverage to force Democrats to include provisions expanding government run healthcare
“You didn’t demand a floor vote on it when you had the power to leverage the speaker vote. You didn’t demand that single-payer be included in the pandemic recovery bill,” the announcement read.
“You moved the introduction of the House bill till after the stimulus bill passed, reducing your own leverage. You have never demanded that Biden use Section 1881A of the Social Security Act to expand Medicare to every American by executive action.”
Leftists are learning that Ocasio-Cortez is not the champion they thought.
Ocasio-Cortez supports defunding the police, but she and a handful of other “Squad” members voted “present” in a vote to fund the Capitol Hill Police because voting “no” would’ve handed Nancy Pelosi a humiliating defeat.
Democrats have their narrowest margin in Congress since World War 2.
Ocasio-Cortez and her fellow “Squad” members have the advantage to threaten to tank legislation unless Nancy Pelosi includes their policy priorities.
But instead, Ocasio-Cortez is really just an establishment friendly politician who plays revolutionary on social media.
The Democrat Party base is starting to learn this truth and they are not happy.
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