Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin and anyone else who opposes raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour.
“Any person who thinks that a $15 minimum wage is the ‘crazy, socialist agenda’ is living in a dystopian, capitalist nightmare,” Ocasio-Cortez said on MSNBC Sunday.
“We should not prop that up. We should not continue that. People are sleeping in their cars,” she added.
"Any person who thinks that a $15 minimum wage is the 'crazy, socialist agenda' is living in a dystopian, capitalist nightmare. We should not prop that up. We should not continue that. People are sleeping in their cars," Rep. Ocasio-Cortez says about increasing the minimum wage. pic.twitter.com/71K9iVkfKX
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The Senate’s parliamentarian recently ruled that a provision raising the federal minimum wage could not be included in the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package. However, some Democrats, such as Sen. Sherrod Brown, vowed to “find a way” to raise the minimum wage.
“Democrats are united in giving a raise,” Brown said Sunday. “We’re going to raise wages. We’re going to find a way to. We’re going to make attempts. We’re going to find a way to. It’s just too important not to.”
During Ocasio-Cortez’s Sunday interview, she also claimed there’s “a lot of fascist sympathizing” within the Republican Party.
“I do think that [there are] fascistic tendencies, and we certainly saw a lot of fascist sympathizing,” she said.
“One thing that I do think is very important to acknowledge is that American white supremacy is very different and unique to just the kind of, you know, comparisons to fascism, historical comparisons to fascism in the past,” Ocasio-Cortez added. “You know, white supremacy is very much its own power relationship, and I would argue that that is a larger, you know, that more largely informs the current power structures and struggles with democracy that we currently have.”