Ocasio-Cortez: It’s Legitimate for People to Be Concerned That I’m a Democratic Socialist Ocasio-Cortez: It’s Legitimate for People to Be Concerned That I’m a Democratic Socialist – NTK Network

Ocasio-Cortez: It’s Legitimate for People to Be Concerned That I’m a Democratic Socialist

"I think that's a pretty legitimate concern," Ocasio-Cortez said about her democratic socialist background.

By NTK Staff | 06.28.2018 @1:33pm

Democratic Congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who identifies as a democratic socialist, admitted that it’s legitimate for people to be concerned over her affiliation with a democratic socialist ideals on Thursday.

MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle asked Ocasio-Cortez whether she was concerned about being tied to the word “socialist” and if that would be a detriment to her when she gets on the big stage.

It has been reported that Ocasio-Cortez has presidential ambitions.

“When they hear socialist, they think, ‘My hard-earned dollars, I’m not ready to give them away,'” Ruhle said.

“I think that’s a pretty legitimate concern,” Ocasio-Cortez said.

Ocasio-Cortez then explained she ran her race talking about issues like Medicare for all and tuition-free college and not by identifying with labels.

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