Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has prepared her supporters for a very different future than they might have expected, even if presidential candidate Joe Biden and other Democrats prevail in November.
“No going back to brunch,” the New York Democrat cautioned in an online post.
Recognizing that Republicans are determined to fill Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Supreme Court seat with a conservative pick, the progressive lawmaker told her 8 million Twitter followers that democracy itself was at stake in the upcoming election.
“Our democracy has a weak heartbeat; it was broken even before Trump. But as long as we can save lives, I believe we have an obligation to do so as we build a new world, “he captioned his video on Twitter.
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“And after we worked to command victory in November, I need people to realize that there is no way back to brunch,” he added, which means progressives cannot be complacent even if they win.
Ocasio-Cortez, who was a surrogate for Senator Bernie Sanders during his presidential run and was visibly tepid over Joe Biden’s candidacy, feverishly took to his social media accounts following Ginsburg’s cancer death on Friday to beg progressives that this election is “about survival.”
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“Voting for Joe Biden doesn’t mean you agree with him,” she told the camera. “It’s a vote to let our democracy live another day”.
While Sanders has built a progressive youth movement during his runs in 2016 and 2020, Biden has struggled to get younger voters into his more moderate policies.
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The congresswoman on Saturday told reporters that if the Republicans can get conservative justice and Biden wins, “we should leave all options on the table, including the number of judges who are on the Supreme Court.”