If you want to know what the progressives think of President Joe Biden 's first days in office, you can take a cue from New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez , who offered her assessment during a virtual town hall meeting. She said: "The Biden administration and President Biden have definitely exceeded expectations that progressives had I think a lot of us expected a much more conservative administration" via Insider. Also known as the American Rescue Plan, the package — which was passed with no Republican votes, offered the public more help including larger stimulus checks, more unemployment aid, support for small businesses, rental assistance, as well as an increase in food stamp benefits via CNN. I have real concerns that the actual dollars and cents, and programmatic allocations of the bill, don't meet the ambition of that vision, of what's being sold," she says via The Guardian. Insider says the sentiments expressed by Ocasio-Cortez are similar to those voiced by the Congressional Progressive Caucus headed by Rep.
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said she believes President Donald Trump should be impeached in light of the Capitol siege because "every minute" he is in office "represents a clear and present danger. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wrote in a letter obtained by CNN that impeachment proceedings could be set into motion as early as this week if Vice President Mike Pence does not respond to calls to invoke the 25th Amendment , which would allow the vice president and some of Trump's cabinet to depose the president. In addition to removing the president, Ocasio-Cortez said the House is also considering the "complete barring" of Trump from "running for office ever again" and to prevent him from "pardoning himself from those charges that he was impeached for," she said during the interview. Some GOP lawmakers wrote a letter to President-elect Joe Biden, asking him to formally request that Pelosi and the House stop their pursuit of Trump's impeachment for a second time "in the spirit of healing and fidelity to our Constitution.
Ocasio-Cortez says Biden exceeded progressives’ expectations
If you've got access to the internet and even a slight interest in politics, chances are you've heard of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The self-described Democratic socialist made national headlines in June after defeating longtime U. Joseph Crowley in the Democratic congressional primary in New York, and she made them again in November , when she claimed a landslide victory against Republican opponent Anthony Pappas.
A staffer for New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took the stand in Brooklyn federal court Monday to testify about their office's response to alleged threats from Brendan Hunt. Hunt is on trial after being accused of making violent statements targeting several lawmakers. Now we're learning that number is expected to rise. But first, as the federal investigation expands, some republicans are defending former President Trump's response on the day of the attack. Trump was unaware of the rioters until McCarthy called him that afternoon.