Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez placed herself at the forefront of pushing the Democrat Party to the socialist left.
Now is the moment for accountability.
And Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is facing the one question that stunned her into silence.
When Ocasio-Cortez won her upset primary victory in 2018, imposing a socialist healthcare system in which the government would eliminate private health insurance was one of her signature issues.
But with Democrats controlling every lever of power in Washington D.C., Ocasio-Cortez’s voters are demanding to know why Ocasio-Cortez failed to make good on her campaign trail rhetoric.
Leftwing actress Susan Sarandon led a protest outside Ocasio-Cortez’s New York City office demanding to know how Ocasio-Cortez planned to pass her government-run healthcare bill.
“I’m here to say to the squad, and especially AOC — who, you know, did make a lot of promises — that we still have faith in you, and we would like to see if you have a better plan than we’ve been able to see, please share it,” Sarandon declared.
Sarandon questioned Ocasio-Cortez’s authenticity as an outsider if Ocasio-Cortez could not come through on socialized medicine.
“If there’s a pathway that you’ve got that we’re not aware of, please share it, because we’re losing hope here that you represent us,” Sarandon added. “It’s so difficult for people that are independent to get elected in the first place, and then to see the very people that sponsored the bill not stand up for it, is very disheartening.”
The reality is government-run healthcare – which requires eliminating private health insurance for 180 million Americans – is wildly unpopular with voters and Democrat leadership is afraid to vote on the bill because that will tee up ready-made campaign commercials for Republicans in 2022.
And since Ocasio-Cortez is loath to challenge Democrat leadership, this bill is going nowhere for the time being.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.