AOC: There Are Legitimate Sympathizers of White Supremacists Among the New GOP House Members

‘I actually sense a profound difference between the Republican caucus of last term’


OCASIO-CORTEZ: "Yeah, you know, I actually sense a profound difference between the Republican caucus of last term, the 115th Congress, and the Republican caucus that — of this term, that we are now, what, a few weeks into at this point. And that difference was that it really felt that last term, the Republican caucus was one of extreme fealty to Donald Trump. There were some that were true believers, others that simply remained quiet out of cowardice and out of fear of the president’s retribution. But this term, there are legitimate white supremacist sympathizers that sit at the heart and at the core of the Republican caucus in the House of Representatives. And when you see someone like the House minority leader, Kevin McCarthy of the Republican Party, respond to white supremacist vitriol coming from his own members, not with censure like they did with Rep. Steve King of Iowa, not with, you know, being stripped of committees, not with any consequence, you have to wonder where — who actually has that power.”

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