‘We need to reassess’ whether pro-life Democrats should continue to serve

It may be time to reconsider whether anti-abortion Democrats should continue to hold elected office, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (DN.Y.) told her followers in a video posted to Instagram Saturday night.

Driving the news: In a 55-minute video, Ocasio-Cortez outlined a number of priorities Democrats should focus on following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

What they say : “If you live in a blue zone, when people say ‘go vote’, that should also include primary elections,” she told her 8.5 million Instagram followers.

  • “Because the thing that a lot of people don’t like to talk about is the fact that not all Democrats are pro-choice,” she added.
  • “So those who aren’t, we really need to reassess whether it’s appropriate for them to continue serving in 2022, because people should have the right to control their own bodies. It’s pretty basic.”
  • “That goes for the municipal level, that goes for the state level, that goes for the federal level.”

The big picture: Ocasio-Cortez was criticism of Decision by House leaders to back Rep. Henry Cuellar, a Catholic who opposes abortion, in the recent Democratic primary race in Texas, in which he beat progressive Jessica Cisneros.

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