Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York fired back at critics who said the reason Democrats lost as many as 10 seats in the House was that her party had migrated to the far left by embracing socialism and the “defund the police” movement.
Ocasio-Cortez suggested that anyone who criticizes the “defund the police” movement and socialism is racist.
A defensive AOC was reacting after some of the more moderate Democrats reportedly blamed progressives like her and their far-left policies for the party’s massacre at the polls.
Republicans have gained at least seven seats in the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives, even though multiple polls in the lead-up to the election had confidently projected that Democrats would gain as many as 15 seats.
“We need to not ever use the word ‘socialist’ or ‘socialism’ ever again. … We lost good members because of that,” Rep. Abigail Spanberger of Virginia said during a post-election