Progressive Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., on Sunday blamed Democratic leadership and a “handful of conservative Democrats in the House that threatened to get on planes rather than hold this vote” to extend the national eviction moratorium.
When CNN interviewer Jake Tapper asked her, “Democrats control the House. You guys control the Senate. You guys control the White House. Nothing aggressive was done by leadership until just a couple days ago. Who’s to blame here?” Ocasio-Cortez said Tapper was correct and that leadership had the opportunity to vote to extend the moratorium.
“There was, frankly, a handful of conservative Democrats in the House that threatened to get on planes rather than hold this vote,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “And we have to really just call a spade a spade. We cannot in good faith blame the Republican Party when House Democrats have a majority.”
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