AOC’s Impassioned Speech About The Economic Relief Bill Is The Best Thing You’ll See Today

Photo: Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images. New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez continues to present herself as a firm voice for working class Americans in the midst of the novel coronavirus. As Congress works to push forward a nearly $500 billion emergency relief package, Ocasio-Cortez says it’s still not enough, and told reporters Thursday afternoon that she was still undecided on whether she will support it. “It is a joke when Republicans say that they have urgency around this bill,” said the freshman congresswoman in a speech on the House floor Thursday. Ocasio-Cortez argued the GOP isn’t doing nearly enough to address the needs of many Americans who will not be able to make their rent and mortgage payments next month. “If you had urgency, you would legislate like rent was due on May 1st and make sure that we include rent and mortgage relief for our constituents,” she said. Ocasio-Cortez represents […]

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