Liberal firebrand Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) blasted her fellow Democrats in Congress for using the end of Roe v Wade as a tool for fundraising and getting people out to vote.
Representative Ocasio-Cortez blitzed her own party in the last few days, on Sunday taking her case to MSNBC’s “Meet the Press” where she told Chuck Todd that the current abortion “crisis” calls President Biden’s own leadership into question.
AOC told Todd, “What I believe that the president and the Democratic Party needs to come to terms with is that this is not just a crisis of Roe, this is a crisis of our democracy … this is a crisis of legitimacy and President Biden must address that.”
During the same interview, AOC told Todd that Kavanaugh and Barrett both committed “impeachable offenses” by lying to Senators Joe Manchin and Susan Collins when they asked them about Roe v Wade during their confirmations. She most likely meant Justice Gorsuch as well, who was also confirmed during President Trump’s time in office and told the Senators he didn’t intend to challenge the ruling.
AOC also called out Justice Thomas separately for his wife Ginni’s close ties to the RNC and former President Trump’s campaign to overturn the 2020 election.
That was not her only attack against her own party members, though. The contentious Congresswoman took to Twitter on Sunday to criticize her fellow Democrats, specifically those who used the issue as a fundraising tool.
The Congresswoman declared that these Democrats need to “rethink their priorities” instead of just playing politics like usual. She suggested the funds should go to front-line organizations helping women who are seeking abortions in anti-abortion states instead of political war chests for big name Democrats.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was one of the Democrats to try and capitalize on the rage around Roe v Wade. She was widely criticized for sending an email shortly after the decision was made asking for $15 for her own campaign despite being a shoe-in for the 2022 elections in November.
Congresswoman AOC and her fellow socialist Democrats have drawn a hard line against their own party on the issue. So far, their stance seems to be working in their favor, gaining significant traction online and in the media. Do you think they can shame the Democrat leadership into action or are their pleas falling on deaf ears?