Liberal Hollywood actress Susan Sarandon who has voiced her support for socialist Senator Bernie Sanders in the past, is not happy with socialist Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, expressing her distaste for the lawmaker earlier this week.
Sarandon, who is known for her roles in Blackbird and Tammy, showed up to Ocasio-Cortez’s office to protest.
“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 said. “If there’s a pathway you’ve got that we’re not aware of, please share it. Because we’re losing hope here that you represent us.”
She continued, “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.”
In a post online, the organizers of the event stated, “To Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Squad, Pramila Jayapal, House progressives, Bernie Sanders, and every member of Congress. Far too many who ran on Medicare for All are not FIGHTING for it as if our lives depend on it. That’s why we’re holding a rally and action for Medicare for all at AOC’s office in the Bronx this Monday.”
“You campaigned on Medicare for All. But you didn’t demand a floor vote on it when you had the power to leverage the Speaker vote,” the organizers continued. “You didn’t demand that single-payer be included in the pandemic recovery bill.”
Read the demands below that the organizers put together:
So many of these progressive candidates like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ran on being activists fighting for change. It’s time for them to leverage that power to help call on the people to come out and pressure Congress to do the right thing for once.
Enough is enough. We’ve waited generations for healthcare, we aren’t waiting any longer.
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