Political star Ocasio-Cortez appears on TV's 'The View'

Alexandra Ocasio Cortez on the
Alexandra Ocasio Cortez on the"Late Show. CBS

04 July, 2018

Although she gained much praise, Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter to dissuade claims that she had only "won for 'demographic reasons.'" The Democratic socialist is competing in New York's 14th district, which includes the eastern Bronx and part of Queens.

Ocasio-Cortez quickly fired back.

"No person in American should be too poor to live", she said.

"They made a choice in one district", Pelosi said.

The right-wing host tried to discredit Ocasio-Cortez's message that has sparked enthusiasm among left-leaning voters.

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"There are a lot of districts in this country that are like NY 14", Ocasio-Cortez said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press". So, yeah, she's from the Bronx, unless anyone who's ever moved anywhere is no longer from anywhere. Last year, a similar primary-bad-Democrats effort, #AllOfUs, folded into Justice Democrats; at the same time, the End Citizens United PAC, which had been created as a satellite of the main Democratic Party campaign groups, was getting more "mainstream" candidates to turn down corporate PAC money, tamping down some of the insurgents' momentum.

While the picture of the Yorktown Heights home is indeed the one Ocasio-Cortez grew up in, Cardillo incorrectly stated that she went to Brown University. It was significant not only because she toppled a longtime leader of the Queens political machine and the fourth-ranking Democrat in the House of Representatives, but because she is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America. While living in the Bronx, she founded Brook Avenue Press, an independent publishing house for books that present the Bronx in a positive light.

"What's this tell you about where the Democratic Party is going today?" he asked.

For one, Ocasio-Cortez never went to Brown. As she told Nation reporter Raina Lipsitz, "I can't name a single issue with roots in race that doesn't have economic implications, and I cannot think of a single economic issue that doesn't have racial implications".

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