AOC says President Joe Biden has ‘exceeded’ the expectations of progressives so far – but she wants to see how he handles ‘inadequate’ $2trillion infrastructure legislation
- Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez President Joe Biden’s first 100 days ‘have been impressive’ and ‘exceeded’ the expectations of Democrat progressives
- The New York Congresswoman praised the $1.9trillion American Rescue Plan but said the ‘key’ legislation will be Biden’s massive $2.25 trillion infrastructure
- Last month, she it isn’t ‘nearly enough’, as far-left Democrats demand the president increase that spending up to $10 trillion
The New York congresswoman said during a virtual town hall meeting: ‘The Biden administration and President Biden have definitely exceeded expectations that progressives had.
‘I’ll be frank, I think a lot of us expected a much more conservative administration.
‘While there are areas of just plain disagreement, I think that the actual conduct of the administration has been in good faith and active incorporation of progressives.’
AOC specifically praised the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan to help the country recover from the coronavirus pandemic.
But she said the infrastructure legislation that’s being shaped right now will be will be a ‘key indicator’ if the administration is ‘raising its ambitions or if the ARP was a one and done situation.’
She said: I think the infrastructure bill is too small. I have real concerns that the actual dollars and cents, and programmatic allocations of the bill, don’t meet the ambition of that vision, of what’s being sold.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez praised President Joe Biden’s first 100 days, which is officially next week, during a virtual town hall.
Ocasio-Cortez said last month that Biden’s massive $2.25 trillion infrastructure proposal isn’t ‘nearly enough’, as far-left Democrats demand the president increase that spending up to $10 trillion.
‘This is not nearly enough,’ Ocasio-Cortez lamented on Twitter.
‘The important context here is that it’s $2.25T spread out over 10 years,’ the progressive New York Democratic congresswoman continued. ‘For context, the COVID package was $1.9T for this year *alone,* with some provisions lasting 2 years.’
Ocasio-Cortez concluded: ‘Needs to be way bigger.’
Joe Biden boards Marine One as he headed home to Delaware for the weekend on Saturday
Recently, Ocasio-Cortez was mocked by right-wing officials after she suggested that climate change is a product of racial injustice during the relaunch of her controversial Green New Deal.
With Green Week upon us, she took seized the opportunity to speak in front of the Capitol to promote her plan and said climate change must be viewed through the lens of race.
‘Which means that we must recognize in legislation that the trampling of indigenous rights is a cause of climate change, that the trampling of racial justice is a cause of climate change,’ she said.
‘Because we are allowing people, and we are allowing ourselves, to deny ourselves human rights and deny people the right to health care, the right to housing and education.’
Her conservative critics teed off.
Mike Berg, deputy communications director for the Republican National Convention, simply tweeted: ‘Wut?’ in reaction to her speech.
Commentator Mark Steyn appeared on Fox News on Wednesday night and called it ‘rubbish’ and laughable. The host, Tucker Carlson agreed.
Published at Sat, 24 Apr 2021 18:09:27 +0000-AOC said President Joe Biden ‘exceeded’ the progressives’ expectations so far