Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has organized a demonstration in Texas in order to back two candidates for the Democratic primary that will take place next month.
AOC will hold a rally in favor of candidate Greg Casar, who was publicly sponsored by the progressive Democrat just a few days ago.
Texans, are you ready? 🤠
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 4, 2022
Support and Endorsements
The congresswoman stated at the time, “Due to his background as an organizer of labor, I believe both of us will engage together to mobilize around the year and execute on climate justice, decent careers, and Medicare for All.”
She made the accompanying statement, “I am happy to endorse his candidacy and will do everything I can to assist him in winning this election on March 1.”
The duo will also back Jessica Cisneros, who is running for Congress in Texas’ 28th Congressional District against current Democrat Rep. Henry Cuellar.
Cuellar previously outperformed Cisneros in the 2020 primary by four points, but he is currently embroiled in a scandal from when his house was raided by FBI investigators last month.
However, while the FBI has not accused Cuellar of a felony, Cisneros has characterized the probe as “alarming.” He stated Ocasio-Cortez is “ready to work with us to deliver genuine representation to South Texas households finally.”
Casar, running against three other contenders in Texas’ 35th Congressional District, expressed his gratitude to Ocasio-Cortez for her endorsement, saying he was “honored.”
When they said we had no chance, we showed them just how powerful the dreams of immigrants, teachers, and rancheros are.
Now, it’s time to finish what we started.
— Jessica Cisneros (@JCisnerosTX) August 5, 2021
Blunders by the Democrats
AOC has previously chastised her fellow Democrats for failing to mobilize her and other progressives on the campaign trail.
The congresswoman even made sure to claim the Democrat Party made a blunder by being too centrist during the Virginia governor’s election. Of course, current Republican Glenn Youngkin won this race in November.
“Before the Virginia election, it was very evident that our assistance and involvement was not desired nor requested, which is perfectly understandable. What I’m not here for is to instruct individuals on how to run their elections,” Ocasio-Cortez stated at the time.
“Nonetheless, I believe it is unfortunate to regard those members of this body who have some of the strongest ties to our political base as simply an undifferentiated liability and not as something that can be selectively deployed.”
“I believe this is a sad state of affairs. I believe that was a mistake.”
“Not one single individual” urged AOC to send an email to people on her “personal list,” according to the New York Democrat. Still, the Democrat Party continued to blame progressives for their loss.
“I believe it is unwise to accept a decline in young attendance simply – and, in effect, allow it to become a self-fulfilling prophecy – at a time when razor-thin margin points determine races,” she stated.
This is not the first time the congresswoman made these sorts of statements.