‘We’re shedding hope that you simply characterize us’: Susan Sarandon joins protest exterior Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s New York workplace blasting by means of a megaphone for higher management
- The 74-year-old Oscar winner used a megaphone exterior the 31-year-old Democratic congresswoman’s Bronx workplace
- Sarandon stated leftists nonetheless have ‘religion’ in Ocasio-Cortez regardless of her many ‘guarantees’
- Monday afternoon’s protest was hosted by the Motion for a Folks’s Celebration
- The Motion for a Folks’s Celebration is a progressive group that was based after Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential run
- Nonetheless, neither Sanders nor Ocasio-Cortez are aligned with that get together
- Some on the left are anxious concerning the lack of progress on common well being care
- Ocasio-Cortez co-sponsored a ‘Medicare for All’ invoice in March, but it surely went nowhere
Veteran actress Susan Sarandon joined a protest exterior of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s workplace Monday afternoon, saying at a rally calling for ‘Medicare for All’ rally that leftists are ‘shedding hope that you simply characterize us.’
The star of movies together with Thelma & Louise and Bull Durham, Sarandon wore her hair up with glasses and a T-shirt as she used a megaphone to make her case in entrance of the first-term lawmaker’s workplace within the Bronx.
‘I am right here to say to the ‘Squad,’ and particularly AOC, who, you recognize did make plenty of guarantees, that we nonetheless think about you and we want to see in case you have a greater plan than we have been in a position to see, please share it,’ the Oscar-winning actress stated in keeping with video obtained by Mediaite.
‘If there is a pathway you have obtained that we’re not conscious of please share it. As a result of we’re shedding hope right here that you simply characterize us.’
Susan Sarandon, 74, stated AOC made ‘plenty of guarantees,’ however that she nonetheless has ‘religion’ in her
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has confronted fireplace from left-wing activists who demand Medicare for All. Above, AOC campaigns for congressional candidate Nina Turner July 24 in Cleveland
The Squad is a gaggle of progressive congresswomen of coloration that features Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts.
The protest was hosted by the Motion for a Folks’s Celebration, a progressive group based after Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential run.
Neither Sanders nor Ocasio-Cortez are aligned with the Folks’s Celebration.
The group has referred to as for the 31-year-old Ocasio-Cortez to encourage President Joe Biden to ‘declare a pandemic public well being emergency and increase Medicare to each American utilizing Part 1881A of the Social Safety Act.’
The motion for Medicare for All has stalled as Biden, who will not be a supporter, presses forward with different legislative priorities corresponding to infrastructure and tax credit for folks to elevate youngsters out of poverty.
President Joe Biden meets with advisors and union and enterprise leaders a couple of bipartisan $1.2trillion infrastructure plan on July 22 within the White Home
Some left-wing activists have grown impatient as they argue the very best repair for the coronavirus pandemic lies in common well being care.
Greater than 600,000 within the US have died from COVID-19 through the pandemic.
The protest announcement referred to as for the rapid passage of Medicare for All, which the group says the Democratic Celebration may ram by means of with its management of the presidency and each homes of Congress.
Ocasio-Cortez is likely one of the co-sponsors on Washington state Rep. Pramila Jayapal’s Medicare for All bill, which was launched on March 17 however no motion has been taken since then.
A consultant for Ocasio-Cortez didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark from DailyMail.com.