Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Tells Sundance That Trump Isn’t The Solely Drawback

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) bought a film star’s welcome on the Sundance Movie Pageant on Sunday, telling a cheering viewers by way of video convention that President Donald Trump isn’t the one downside in a damaged system.

“This isn’t simply concerning the president of the USA,” she stated, per the Day by day Beast, after the premiere of “Knock Down the Home,” a documentary that chronicled the campaigns of Ocasio-Cortez and three different girls who had been first-time candidates in bids for the Home of Representatives and the Senate. “He could possibly be gone tomorrow and that won’t change the systemic injustices that led to his election, so it’s necessary that we proceed to be all arms on deck on this combat.”

Ocasio-Cortez, who needed to cancel her journey to the Park Metropolis, Utah, competition as a result of
“problems” from the federal government shutdown, shocked some filmgoers along with her display look. She informed the viewers that success for progressives within the 2018 elections can develop in 2020 so long as voters consider in underdog candidates. “Don’t dismiss them,” she stated within the clip under.

Whereas the opposite candidates in Rachel Lears’ movie ― Cori Bush, Amy Vilela and Paula Jean Swearengin ― didn’t win their primaries, Ocasio-Cortez stated, per The Wrap: “I’m so glad that this second for all 4 of us was captured and documented, not only for the private that means of it however for actually on a regular basis individuals to see that sure, that is extremely difficult, sure, the percentages are lengthy, but in addition sure, that it’s value it. And that every single one that submits themselves to run for workplace is doing an important service to this nation.”