Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez changed her tone toward the Democratic establishment immediately after arriving in Washington, D.C. this week after she had previously campaigned against it.
“One of the things that I admire so much about Leader Pelosi is that she comes from a space of activism and organizing and so I think she really appreciates civic engagement and really what I’m here to do is just to support the folks that are here,” Ocasio-Cortez said this week.
“Really what I’m here to do is, uh, is just to support the folks who are here,” Ocasio-Cortez continued.
Ocasio-Cortez repeatedly railed against the Democratic establishment during her campaign, trying to portray herself as the next Bernie Sanders.
“Time to say BYE BYE to the Democratic establishment,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted earlier this year before she won the Democratic nomination for New York’s 14th Congressional District. “Today is why Justice Democrats (@justicedems) exist. We don’t have time for weak, corporate Ds who don’t take their constituents’ lives as seriously as their own. Ocasio2018 is primarying a bad Democrat too. Take note.”