AOC labels Democrat Party 'center-conservative', claims there is no 'left' in Medicare-for-all rant

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has claimed 'we don't have a left' party in America as she urged Democrats to push harder to transform the healthcare system.

The New York Congresswoman criticized politicians in as she spoke at the MLK Now 2020 event in Harlem Monday, telling the audience that only some of the party are pushing for a widespread affordable plan.

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'We don't have a left party in the United States. The Democratic Party is not a left party,' AOC said. 'The Democratic Party is a center or a center-conservative party.

'We can't even get a floor vote on Medicare-for-all -- not even a floor voted that gets voted down. We can't even get a vote on it.

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'So this is not a left party. There are left members inside the Democratic Party that are working to try to make that shift happen.'

The audience at the event to acknowledge civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. Day showed agreement as they applauded the woman from Queens.

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Speaking at the event where famous faces including actress Naturi Naughton, musician J. Cole and footballer Marshawn Lynch made appearances, AOC had taken issue with the Q&A host's reference to the 'left'.

She began by saying: 'I wanted to go back to what you said about our "left party"...'

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AOC eventually ended up sharing that she agrees with Martin Luther King Jr.'s stance on capitalism helping the wealthy get richer while ill-serving the poor.

'But you're right, it does convey a certain sentiment about true believers, and there are a lot of true believers in that we can capitalism our way out of poverty in the Democratic Party,' Ocasio-Cortez wrapped up. 'If anything,...
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