Politics Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Says GOP 'Laying Groundwork' to Overturn State Elections They Lose

01:49  02 august  2021
01:49  02 august  2021 Source:   newsweek.com

Ocasio-Cortez calls on CDC to extend eviction ban

  Ocasio-Cortez calls on CDC to extend eviction ban Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) called Friday on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to extend its eviction moratorium amid a massive backlog in the distribution of rental aid. © Greg Nash Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) speaks about high-speed rail outside Union Station in Washington, D.C., on June 16 In a Friday statement, Ocasio-Cortez urged the Biden administration to prevent the CDC's ban on most evictions from expiring on July 31 despite the agency saying in June it would not likely extend the ban past that date.

Alexandria Ocasio - Cortez says she is concerned that Republicans are laying the “ groundwork for regime change” in Cuba. Ocasio - Cortez was asked for her response to GOP lawmakers who have said the protests for freedom in Cuba are evidence that socialism and communism are flawed “I think it’s disappointing that Republicans are trying to make this about them , and not centering on human rights violations of Cubans and what’s happening to the Cuban people,” Ocasio - Cortez said on Tuesday after speaking at a news conference where Democrats called for the creation of a Civilian Climate Corps.

Alexandria Ocasio - Cortez said Sunday she 'cannot in good faith blame the GOP ' on eviction moratoriums lapsing 'when House Democrats have a majority'. 'We have to really just call a spade a spade,' she told CNN. Rep. Cori Bush spent the night on the steps of the Capitol to protest the Ocasio - Cortez said the directive came too late. 'The White House waited until the day before the House adjourned to release a statement asking on Congress to extend the moratorium,' AOC lamented. A pandemic-related U.S. government ban on residential evictions expired at midnight Saturday

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has spoken out against the Biden White House's stance on opposing Republican voter suppression. During a Sunday appearance on CNN's State of the Union, the progressive lawmaker said the approach "verges on naivete."

a group of people posing for the camera: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has said the White House's stance on GOP voter suppression © Jeff Swensen/Getty Images Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has said the White House's stance on GOP voter suppression "verges on naivete." In this photo, Ocasio-Cortez speaks at a campaign rally on behalf of Ohio Congressional Candidate Nina Turner on July 24, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Ocasio-Cortez specifically took issue with recent comments from White House officials saying that Democrats should work to "out-organize" Republican efforts to curb voting access in many states.

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Alexandria Ocasio - Cortez slammed the GOP 's handling of coronavirus stimulus talks on Thursday, saying that it feels like the Republican Senate majority " just doesn't care" about the impact it could have on ordinary Americans. The runoff election in Georgia on January 5 is crucial in determining whether Republicans will continue to hold on to the Senate or not. Ocasio - Cortez told Axelrod in the podcast: "If there's not a real stimulus payment and extension of unemployment benefits," she would not support the bill.

Representative Alexandria Ocasio - Cortez ripped into the new House Republican Caucus on All In With Chris Hayes Wednesday when asked how it compares to the previous one. Ocasio - Cortez did not mince words in describing how she believes the caucus is moving in an extreme direction.“There are legitimate white supremacist sympathizers that sit at the heart and at the core of the Republican caucus in the House of Representatives,” Ocasio - Cortez said .

"I appreciate the White House's optimism, but I believe it verges on naivete," the New York congresswoman said. "It already took unprecedented historic organizing to overcome the voter suppression efforts in 2020 and we barely squeaked through on the majority and White House election we have."

Ocasio-Cortez elaborated on her position, saying that the already dubious prospect of "out-organizing" might not matter, as she believes GOP lawmakers are working towards being able to reject any election results they do not like.

"Beyond that, even if we are successful in 'quote, unquote' out-organizing voter suppression, which is a ridiculous premise on its face," Ocasio-Cortez said, "Republicans are already laying the groundwork in installing state-level attorney generals and beyond to overturn the results of any state election that they frankly do not like in states where they have taken power. And so even if you are successful in out-organizing, they're laying the groundwork to not even certify the results of the election."

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What do you think of Alexandria Ocasio - Cortez saying Republicans don't think Democrats have "the stones to She’s a walking, talking advertisement for why America needs the GOP . AOC is a free side show Elections in the United States are won from the center out, not from the fringes in, and that’s the Alexandria Ocasio - Cortez (D-N.Y.) is the only Democrat who is genuine enough to potentially

Alexandria Ocasio - Cortez (D-N.Y.) is speaking out about her "traumatizing" experience at the Capitol building during last week's deadly pro-Trump riot, revealing a "very close encounter" made her fear for her life. The New York lawmaker spoke on Instagram about what she described as a "traumatizing week for so many people" after a mob of President Trump's supporters stormed the Capitol building in a riot that left five people dead. She referenced a "close encounter" she had during the riot, one she said she couldn't provide further details on for security reasons.

Ocasio-Cortez cited the recent GOP-backed election audit in Arizona as an example of these Republican plans in action.

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The congresswoman reiterated her support for H.R. 1, also known as the "For the People Act," as a means to fight back against potential voter suppression efforts. Amongst other things, H.R. 1 would get rid of barriers to voting across the U.S. and would restrict partisan gerrymandering.

The "out-organizing" comments from the White House reportedly came as a result of the For the People Act failing in the Senate, where it received notable pushback from moderate Democrats Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona.

Newsweek reached out to the White House and the offices of Representative Ocasio-Cortez but did not hear back from either before publishing time.

Ocasio-Cortez: Democrats can't blame GOP for end of eviction moratorium

  Ocasio-Cortez: Democrats can't blame GOP for end of eviction moratorium Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said on Sunday that Democrats cannot "in good faith blame the Republican Party" for the federal eviction moratorium expiring overnight because Democrats hold the majority in the lower chamber."I think there's a couple of issues here, first of all, you are absolutely correct in that the House and House leadership had the opportunity to vote to extend the moratorium and there were many, and there was, frankly, a handful, of conservative Democrats in the House that threatened to get on planes rather than hold this vote," Ocasio-Cortez told host Jake Tapper on CNN's "State of the Union" when asked who is to blame for the

Alexandria Ocasio - Cortez (D-NY) makes campaign stop in Queens during Democratic congressional primary election in New York. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio - Cortez on Thursday repeated an accusation that her Republican colleague Ted Yoho used a profane gender-based slur towards her earlier this week in an interaction on the Capitol steps. "In front of reporters, Representative Yoho called me, and I quote, 'a fucking bitch,'" she said on the House floor.

Alexandria Ocasio - Cortez , part of a new crop of Democrats swept into office this year on a stronger liberal platform, said she is poised to serve on a key congressional panel overseeing Wall Street, a potential setback for the financial services industry. President- elect Joe Biden will not be discussing any federal investigation of his son Hunter Biden's business dealings with any candidates for attorney general, Biden's incoming press secretary said Sunday.Jen Psaki was asked by Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace whether Biden would promise to allow the U.S. attorney for Delaware to proceed with

Ocasio-Cortez has also recently taken fellow Democrats to task for allowing the nationwide eviction moratorium to end on Saturday night. She went so far as to call out certain "conservative Democrats in the House" who "threatened to get on planes rather than hold [a vote to extend the moratorium]."

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