Democratic Socialist Ocasio-Cortez compares her election victory to moon landing

Maricruz Casares
Diciembre 2, 2018

She became a household name after defeating a 10-term Democratic Rep. Joe Crowley in the party's primary, sending shockwaves across the Democratic Party's establishment.

But Ocasio-Cortez's claim that their election victory is on par with the historical moments in American history appears to be exaggerated. We went to the moon, we electrified the nation, we established civil rights, we enfranchised the country. "We [dug] deep and we did it", Ocasio-Cortez continued, before lumping her own victory in with these historic national accomplishments.

Rep. -elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been mocked by her critics for her many gaffes, but her latest freaky comment is just confusing to many people.

At age 29, she will be the youngest congresswoman in US history. Ocasio-Cortez thinks so.

"We've done what we thought was impossible", she told a crowd during an event hosted by an environmental group, the Sunshine Movement, that aims to combat climate change.

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"This is not just about a Green New Deal".

Her victory in the November general election was a foregone conclusion in New York's 14th Congressional District, where 77 per cent of voters chose Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump in 2016. "We did it when no one else thought that we could". Fewer than 16,000 voted for Ocasio-Cortez. "That's what we did when so many of us won an election this year", Ocasio-Cortez proclaimed.

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She is also calling on members of Congress to refuse political contributions from companies that mine, pump, refine or sell fossil fuels.

As a result, Pelosi said in a statement that she "recommended to my House Democratic colleagues that we reinstate the select committee to address the climate crisis" - partly to mollify Ocasio-Cortez.

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