Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been criticized for her Instagram video last week recounting the Capitol riot. But AOC showed exactly how a left-wing politician should act: courageous, genuine, and refusing to back down in the face of right-wing threats.
Lichi D'Amelio is a New York City–based activist and a member of Democratic Socialists of America.
Since the election, Democratic centrists have harshly criticized Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Left for their own poor electoral showing. But AOC has bravely hit back — standing up for left-wing politics and refusing to be cowed by the centrist attacks.
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