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Robert Namer
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November 17, 2020

   AOC doesn't know up from down.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D. Bronx) says she and many others are bitterly disappointed that Democrats lost their majority in the House of Representatives. Just one problem: They didn’t. In a virtual town hall on Thursday evening, the Bronx-born democratic socialist was asked to weigh-in on the Democratic Party’s disappointing showing in this year’s congressional races.

     “So, you know, of course the loss of the House majority is just extraordinarily upsetting to all of us,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “It’s upsetting to all of us who are invested in having a Democratic majority so that we can expand healthcare, so that we can raise wages, so that we can protect working people,” she went on. Democrats did not lose their majority and are still in control of the House. They did, however, lose a net of seven seats to the GOP — including Max Rose’s Staten Island seat — sparking a feverish round of finger-pointing over who is to blame. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D. Bronx) says she and many others are bitterly disappointed that Democrats lost their majority in the House of Representatives. Ocasio-Cortez, 31, who is the face of the party’s progressive flank, has leveled some of the loudest criticisms at her centrist colleagues since the Nov. 3 election and during the town hall said that the party needed to improve.

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