For months, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has actually been a great soldier for the Democratic Party and Joe Biden as he sought to beat President Donald Trump.
However on Saturday, in a nearly hourlong interview soon after Biden was stated the winner, Ocasio-Cortez made clear the departments within the celebration that animated the main still exist.
These are modified excerpts from the discussion.
We lastly have a fuller understanding of the outcomes. What’s your macro takeaway?
Well, I think the central one is that we aren’t in a totally free fall to hell anymore. Whether we’re going to select ourselves up or not is the sticking around question. We paused this sheer descent. And the question is if and how we will construct ourselves back up.
We understand that race is a problem, and preventing it is not going to resolve any electoral issues. We have to actively disarm the potent influence of bigotry at the polls.
But we also discovered that progressive policies do not harm candidates.
To your first point, Democrats lost seats in an election where they were anticipated to get them. Is that what you are ascribing to racism and white supremacy at the surveys?
I think it’s going to be really essential how the celebration handles this internally, and whether the party is going to be truthful about doing a real post-mortem and in fact digging into why they lost. Since prior to we even had any information yet in a lot of these races, there was currently finger-pointing that this was progressives’ fault and that this was the fault of the Motion for Black Lives.
I’ve currently begun looking into the real performance of these projects. And the important things is, I have actually been unseating Democrats for 2 years. I have actually been beating DCCC-run projects for two years. That’s how I got to Congress. That’s how we chose Ayanna Pressley. That’s how Jamaal Bowman won. That’s how Cori Bush won. Therefore we understand about severe vulnerabilities in how Democrats run campaigns.
Some of this is criminal. It’s malpractice. Conor Lamb invested $2,000 on Facebook the week before the election. I do not believe anyone who is not on the internet in a genuine way in the year of our Lord 2020 and loses an election can blame anybody else when you’re not even truly on the web.
And I’ve looked through a great deal of these campaigns that lost, and the reality of the matter is if you’re not spending $200,000 on Facebook with fundraising, persuasion, volunteer recruitment, get-out-the-vote the week before the election, you are not firing on all