Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calls out a Joe Biden supporter for ‘threatening to help Trump’

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez & Bernie Sanders
Peadar O'Cearnaigh

On 6 March, host of Al Jazeera’s UpFront Mehdi Hasan interviewed Lindy Li from the Joe Biden campaign. Li said she would “absolutely not” vote for Bernie Sanders if he became the Democrat nominee in the US presidential election.

So Hasan then asked if she’d be “okay with a second Trump term?” She replied:

I’m absolutely not okay with it, but I’m also – almost probably equally terrified and traumatised by the prospect of a Sanders presidency right now.

The response

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez couldn’t believe such ‘profound irresponsibility’. So she made her own position crystal clear:

Ocasio-Cortez continued:

Other people also took to social media. They were aware of the dangers of reelecting Trump. This person reminded us what a Trump presidency has meant for immigration:

And this person reminded us of the damage Trump could do to the justice system:

Lindy Li’s position

Li stepped down as treasurer of Pennsylvania Young Democrats in February this year. She claimed she experienced bullying from Sanders supporters. President of the Pennsylvania Young Democrats TJ DeLuca said Li resigned “of her own free will”.

DeLuca added that Li caused concern when she tweeted that Sanders “lavishes praise on communist Russia” and other “Communist regimes”. She also taunted Sanders supporters:

Additionally, Li retweeted someone else’s tweet stating that Sanders was a “self-hating Jew”. She later deleted that tweet and apologised. Her position today is in stark contrast to her position in 2018 when she supported Sanders:

Don’t f**k this up!

The US presidential election takes place on 3 November 2020. And the need to remove a racist, sexist, Islamophobic, homophobic president from the White House is clear.

So when Hasan asked Sanders supporter Linda Sarsour in that same interview if she’d vote for Biden if he became the nominee, she said she “would do the right thing”. A total contrast to Li’s response.

Sanders is the best placed candidate to stop Trump. And there’s so much at stake in this election. So how anybody could be “equally terrified” at the prospect of Sanders becoming president is beyond belief. This is a time for unity.

Featured image via YouTube – Late Night with Seth Meyers & YouTube – ABC News

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    1. ‘Remember, one party will put kids in cages.’ – Just like the Obama administration did then?

      Normal, rational people see Sanders for the shyster that he is. Whilst Li isn’t a particularly admirable individual, she wasn’t wrong when she said that Sanders has praised Communist regimes. No different in many people’s eyes to praising facist regimes. Both are murderous and have no place in society.
      As for the damage Trump could do the Justice system, that’s utterly laughable after the mockery of the system the Democrats have made with the Kavaunagh spectacle and the impeachment farce. Both of which mercifully fell flat on their face and will almost certainly help Trump secure his second term.

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