Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Responds To Front Runner Joe Biden Inappropriate Touching
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[Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Responds To Front Runner Joe Biden Inappropriate Touching]
[Jonathan Karl:] Source: LYBIO.NET
So Joe Biden appears to be the front runner in virtually all the polls, uh… do you think he has sufficiently answered the accusations from women who accused him of inappropriate touching? Does he – in short, does he get it?
[Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:]
Um… I think that’s something that he has to kind of show the electorate, I think that – I – you know, I think that it is an issue where there is a struggle, I’ll be completely honest. I don’t think that he has – I don’t – I wouldn’t say that it is an incredibly severe – like I don’t think that voters think that he is necessarily guilty of sexual misconduct or anything like that.
But I do think that there may be some discomfort, um… especially seeing some clips this week and, you know, week before telling a 13 year old, telling her brothers to watch out for her, and I think there are some things with female voters that it’s just not quite locked down.
And I think that there’s – there’s some ways to go, but this is also a cultural evolution I think that we’re having as a country. So I don’t think it’s necessarily about being punitive in these ways.
But I do think like in all issues and with all demographics and in all electorates, it’s not about right and wrong sometimes, it’s just about whether feeling like someone gets it or not.
And – and you get the sense that he has not conveyed that yet, that he really gets it.
I don’t – I don’t think he’s necessarily convinced all women, but I also don’t think that he is, you know, people tend to interpret these situations as completely one way or another, you know, is he a bad person or is he a good person?
I don’t think it’s about that.
Do you think Democrats in hind sight made a mistake by giving Bill Clinton a pass all those years over his treatment of women?
Probably, you know, I think that – but again I think this is – I actually don’t think that this is as partisan, I don’t – I wouldn’t look at this through a partisan lens.
I think that this is part of an evolution that we’ve been having as a country. Women have historically been mistreated. There is no – I don’t think that that is really a controversial thing to say.
[Jonathan Karl:] Source: LYBIO.net
We still have a pay gap which is persisted by inequalities in parental leave, inequalities in, you know, the fact that women don’t get guaranteed paid leave. I have three staffers that are having children in my first three months and –
– first rather six months of my term and I see how these inequalities pay out. That’s why I give all new fathers in my office guaranteed three months paid leave, because those inequalities are very real. So I think that when it comes to President Clinton I think that it’s not just Democrats, I think that we have historically – from Anita Hill to the present day I think that women have historically bared a lot of, you know, difficulty – adversity in the work place.
Now Biden has said he has the most progressive record of any of the candidates. I know you don’t agree with that. Could you see yourself supporting Joe Biden?
I mean if he wins the nomination, I think that it is absolutely important that we defeat Donald Trump.
And will progressives rally around Joe Biden? Sufficiently to –
Well I think – I think when it comes to who we select as a presidential candidate, we have to – we have to really factor in the enthusiasm of voters. I think that was an issue that we had in 2016. I think that it wasn’t necessarily that Trump inspired a wave of enthusiastic voters, it’s that people felt worse about both candidates in 2016 than they have in a very long time. And so I think that we need to pick a candidate that is going to be exciting to vote for, that all people, women, people of all genders, races, income levels, geographies feel excited and good about voting for. And so I think that that’s really what we should be looking for.
Has – has – do you think Biden has sufficiently answered the question on the Hyde amendment, which – which bans federal funds for abortion? He had supported it year after year after year, now he says he’s against it. Does that close the case for that?
Well, I’m encouraged by the fact that he is now against the Hyde amendment. I think that that’s where – I think it’s a very base level where all candidates need to be. I’m excited to be introducing a repeal of the Hyde amendment via amendment – we’ll see where it goes – for incarcerated women and the – the maternal and reproductive healthcare of incarcerated women is – it should be guaranteed as it is with all women in the United States. And so I think it really depends – and that’s really what the Hyde amendment is about. The Hyde amendment isn’t about abortion per se. The Hyde amendment is – is truly about equality of health care and health care access for low-income women and women of color and women that get caught in our – in our mass incarceration system. And so the Hyde amendment is – is about income inequality and it’s about women’s healthcare in a system of income inequality. So I think that we need to repeal it. I think that – that having that – a strong record, I think all of this is stuff for voters to decide. But I think that we really – this is not in the niche topic of women’s issues anymore –
– this is an American issue. We’re talking about 50, 51 percent of the American public being impacted by the realities of the Hyde amendment.
Unfortunately we’re almost out of time, I got a couple of quick ones I want to get to. First, you have suggested in an economic system that has billionaires as immoral. So let me just ask you, if you had a true progressive program put in place. Would Jeff Bezos still be a billionaire in 5 / 10 years from now?
Well I think for me – I think – I spend less time thinking about Jeff Bezos and I think more time thinking about Amazon Warehouse workers. I think about the outcomes that I want for those folks so… whether Jeff Bezos is a billionaire or not, is less of my concern that if your average Amazon worker is making a living wage, if they have guaranteed healthcare, and if they can send their kids to college tuition free – and if that’s the case and Jeff Bezos is still a billionaire that’s one thing but if his being a billionaire is predicated on paying people starvation wages and striping them of their ability to access healthcare and also if his ability to being a billionaire is predicated on the fact that his workers take food-stamps so I’m paying for him to be a billionaire.
Do you think that’s why he’s a billionaire, because he pays his workers starvation wages? And –
[Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:] Source: LYBIO.net
I think it certainly is a part of the equation. When you have a very large work force and you underpay every single person and then you also participate in you know – in – in taking billions of dollars of government subsidies and I think that – that could be part of it. Uh.. but if he’s willing to give up all of his government subsidies, if we’re willing to charge fare taxes, if we’re willing to pay people a living wage, send people to college tuition free, guarantee everyone health care and he’s still a billionaire then we’ll that’s a fight we can have another day.
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