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“Bernie has said this, I absolutely believe this: whoever gets the nomination, we have to rally behind them, no matter who it is. And I would hope that everybody would do so if Bernie is the nominee as well.”
— Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), in an interview with Time.
“In any other country, Joe Biden and I would not be in the same party.”
— Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), in an interview with New York magazine.
“I am thinking that probably the attention she is getting is a convenient partnership between the media, who kind of likes celebrities, and the Republicans, who want a target.”
— Former Rep. Dick Gephardt (D-MO), quoted by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, on freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
“I think she’s doing great. I think she’s actually doing a great job. I’m very proud that she was able to hold the caucus together during the longest shutdown in American history. I think she got concessions from the president. I think she’s showing people who’s boss and I very much understand that she’s in an extraordinarily difficult position.”
— Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), in an interview with NPR, on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
A new Axios/SurveyMonkey poll finds that 74% of Democrats (and people who lean Dem) would consider voting for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) if she were old enough to run for president.
“If you’re a one-term Congress member, so what? You can make 10 years worth of change in one term if you’re not afraid.”
— Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), in a new video urging activists to run for office and challenge incumbent Democrats.
“I am absolutely proud to be a Democrat but it also means that the Democratic Party is a big tent and there are so many ways to be a Democrat.”
— Congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D), interviewed on CNN, about calling herself a Democratic socialist.