Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants to drastically change her party.
In a tweet, the New York congresswoman said she wants to return her party to “the New Deal again.”
“I want to be the party of the New Deal again. The party of the Civil Rights Act,
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.pic.twitter.com/wLeDaxCHkZ
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 17, 2019
Her tweet was shared by fellow Democrat and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.
“It’s time that we become the party of FDR again.
It’s time for us to become the party of the Civil Rights Act again.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) November 16, 2019
Twitchy reports AOC was immediately met with some resistance:
“It’s time to become the party of FDR again!
It’s time to become anti-war again!”
Who’s going to tell @AOC that FDR drafted 16 million Americans (11% of the country) to serve in WWII?
FDR also imprisoned hundreds of thousands of Japanese-Americans because of their race. pic.twitter.com/c74SgPJLGg
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) November 17, 2019
You were the party that voted against the CRA. It would not have passed without the GOP.
— Scottergate 👻💀🎃 (@Scottergate) November 17, 2019
Republicans voted in the civil rights act. Democrats tried to filibuster it.
— ☢️Aaron☢️ (@weareinsanehere) November 17, 2019
Nope, you’re going FAR left.
— Fuzzy Chimp (@fuzzychimpcom) November 17, 2019
The new deal was a disaster that elongated the the Depression …. we the only country calls it the Great Depression…. because we had 2nd dip in 1938. You were an Econ major and don’t know that? pic.twitter.com/MO9jOVXJ7T
— P-E-Z (@pez1963) November 17, 2019
Hey @AOC Only 60% of House Dems and 69% of Senate Dems voted for the Civil Rights Act. The Republican support of the Legislation 75 of House Reps and 82% of Senate Reps got the bill passed. LEARN HISTORY!
— David Korkowski (@d_korkowski) November 17, 2019
you are literally the crazy party and even Obama is telling you to chill out.
— Frank @ Trending Views (@TrendingViews1) November 17, 2019
Note: The author of this article has included commentary that expresses an opinion and analysis of the facts.
The Dems filibustered the civil rights act for 75 days in the Senate when it was introduced to the floor…learn your History…unless, of course, this is the kind of action you were referring to🤨
— jk9407 (@JK199407) November 17, 2019