Far-left Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her fellow progressive Democratic lawmakers openly declared at a Thursday rally they would fight to push President-elect Joe Biden to the left — and vowed they would secure a Green New Deal.
Speaking outside the party’s Washington, DC, headquarters, the growing group formerly known as “the Squad” said they weren’t a fad and that the nation wanted action on climate change.
“We have champions, like Mondaire Jones, like Jamaal Bowman and Cori Bush, that are now being ushered into this new wave,” said Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), referring to a trio of freshman lawmakers including Bowman, who defeated New York Democratic stalwart Eliot Engel, powerful chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
“They’re not a flash in the pan, they’re not a hot new thing,” AOC continued.
“What it shows is a deep yearning for climate justice and environmental action in the United States of America.”
The Democratic socialist said she would hold Biden accountable as