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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, claimed Democrats made a “mistake” by failing to seek her assistance in the Virginia elections.
On Sunday, the leftist admitted that her progressive “Squad” was purposefully excluded from the effort to help Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terri McAuliffe win. McAuliffe was defeated by Republican Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin.
“Before the Virginia elections, it was very clear that our help and our participation was not wanted or asked for,” she told the New York Times. “I think it’s just sad. I think it was a mistake.”
Ocasio–Cortez insisted that she could have done more to prevent the “youth turnout collapse” that impacted the Virginia elections.
“I know that Virginia was a huge bummer,” Ocasio–Cortez said the day after the Nov. 2 election. “And honestly, if anything, I think that the results show the limits of trying to run a full 100% super-moderated campaign that does not excite, speak to, or energize a progressive base, and frankly, we weren’t even really invited to contribute on that race.”
Other leftists, on the other hand, have attempted to steer the progressive movement away from party infighting.
“I am not in the blame game here,” Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., chairwoman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, said. “I’m about trying to get things done.”