Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez leaned into her socialist image at SXSW, saying ‘capitalism is irredeemable’

Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez at SXSW 2019Jim Bennett/WireImage for Getty Images

 

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spoke about her self-described socialist values at the SXSW festival and called moderate politics “an attitude towards life, of, like, ‘meh.'” She also critiqued capitalism, saying “capitalism is irredeemable.” Her remarks follow a tweet last week aimed at Ivanka Trump, who she said was against the idea of a minimum wage.

Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s controversial views on capitalism have made her a target of both Republicans and Democrats, who have also balked at her disagreement with moderate politics.

 During a talk at SXSW on Saturday, Ocasio-Cortez called the moderate perspective “an attitude towards life of, like, ‘meh,”, according to NBC News.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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