“Squad” member and New York Democrat Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claimed during an hour-long Instagram post Tuesday that Southern states are not “red states,” but actually “suppressed states” that need to be liberated in order to “heal” America.
“That’s what we got to do. We got to organize,” Ocasio-Cortez stated on camera to her Instagram followers, pivoting to discuss the two Senate runoffs in Georgia that resulted in the elections of Democratic candidates Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff. “And I think what we saw in Georgia is a really good example with black women leading the way, with multiracial and multicultural organizations leading the way.”
The voter turnout “proved that Southern states are not red states,” she claimed.
“They are suppressed states, which means the only way that our country is going to heal is through the actual liberation of Southern states, the actual liberation of the poor, the actual liberation of working people—from economic, social, and racial oppression. That’s the only way. That’s the only way.”
“We just got to keep pushing, but tonight the votes that happened were to urge Vice President Pence to invoke the 25th and tomorrow we vote on impeachment,” she continued. “We will be impeaching the president of the United States tomorrow.” Read more…