AOC Shares 'Trump Supporters for Ocasio-Cortez' Message


Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted Friday that she had an unexpected encounter with two people who were hanging a sign on the wall outside her office.

The freshman congresswoman said the sign’s message left her astonished.

“About an hour ago, I was walking out of my office for the day,” she tweeted. “There was a man what I believe was his teenage son hanging a small sign they made outside my office (we let people leave well wishes on our wall).”

“Astonishingly, his sign read: ‘Trump supporters for Ocasio-Cortez.'”

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The openly socialist lawmaker has been an outspoken opponent of President Donald Trump, including saying she would support impeachment proceedings against him.

Ocasio-Cortez said she asked the man how he could support both her and the president.

“‘With all respect sir, how do you… manage to support both of us at the same time?'” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted, recounting what happened.

The lawmaker said the man replied that Ocasio-Cortez is “one of the only ones” who has been “decisive” on climate change.

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Ocasio-Cortez concluded her story saying, “All of this is to say don’t let any politician, no matter the party, lecture you about what is ‘possible’ or ‘electable.”

“If you don’t understand this man’s sign – or don’t approach it with a desire to – then you do not understand this political moment. The same folks who said Trump was impossible in 2016 are the same ones lecturing on what’s “electable” in 2020. Don’t buy it. Vote your values.”

The Democratic representative then took a jab at politicians who aren’t on board with her climate change agenda.

“The forces getting in the way of solving our climate crisis are politicians themselves + lobbyists,” she tweeted. “It is the willingness to bend to corporate power – the same ones that use coal miners’ plights for a tax break, yet refuse to pay those same miner’s healthcare for black lung.”

The Green New Deal, Ocasio-Cortez’s $93 trillion resolution to fight climate change, failed to receive any “yes” votes from Republicans or Democrats when the measure was brought up for a vote in the Senate in March.

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Makenna Baird is a graduate from Calvin College with a Bachelor of Arts in Writing. In addition to her work writing for The Western Journal, she has experience editing newsletters, financial reports and advertisements. With a passion for storytelling, she is committed to truth, excellence and service to God in all of her works.
Makenna Baird has been a freelance writer with The Western Journal since 2019. She graduated from Calvin College with a Bachelor of Arts in Writing. Previously, Makenna edited newsletters, financial reports and advertisements for corporate clients with Ott Editorial. Nowadays, she writes short fiction in her spare time and works toward becoming a more established author. She is committed to truth, excellence and service to God in all of her works.
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