Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said on Saturday at a rally in Los Angeles for democratic socialist presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) that the United States is turning into a fascist country under President Donald Trump.
“It is fascism that we’re evolving into,” the Democratic congresswoman said after she was interrupted by a heckler, according to the Washington Examiner.
The Democratic representative also said the U.S. is not an “advanced society.” The Examiner reported she cited remarks by Harvard professor and left-wing activist Cornel West who spoke before her:
“What we are living in now is not an advanced society,” Ocasio-Cortez declared.
The freshman congresswoman also encouraged Sanders’ supporters to heed the democratic socialist’s calls for a “revolution.”
“This is about a movement that has been decades in the making,” she said. “We can’t go back to the way things were before, because the way thing were before is how we got to where we are now. We cannot go back to a world where the rich are put first and working people are put last in Washington day in and day out.”
This is not the first time that Ocasio-Cortez has said the U.S. is turning into a fascist country. The young representative declared over the summer that Trump’s governance mirrored that of “authoritarian regimes.”
“If you actually take the time to study, and to look at the steps, and to see how government transforms under authoritarian regimes, and look at the political decisions and patterns of this president, the answer is yes,” she said at the time.
The video is cue up to where AOC nuttiness begins