‘We’re shedding hope that you just symbolize us’: Raging lefty Susan Sarandon, 74, joins protest outside AOC’s NYC office and calls for (by way of a megaphone) higher leadership from The Squad
- The 74-year-old Oscar winner – famed for her liberal politics – used a megaphone outside the 31-year-old Democratic congresswoman’s Bronx office
- Sarandon mentioned she and her fellow leftists nonetheless have ‘religion’ in Ocasio-Cortez regardless of her many ‘guarantees’
- Monday afternoon’s protest was hosted by the Movement for a People’s Party
- The Movement for a People’s Party is a progressive group that was based after Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential run
- However, neither Sanders nor Ocasio-Cortez are aligned with that social gathering
- 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, nevertheless it went nowhere
Veteran actress Susan Sarandon joined a protest outside Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s office Monday afternoon, saying at a rally calling for ‘Medicare for All’ that she and her fellow leftists are ‘shedding hope’ in the progressive lawmaker.
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 AOC’s office in the Bronx Congressional District she represents.
‘I’m right here to say to the ‘Squad,’ and particularly AOC, who, you recognize did make quite a lot of guarantees, that we nonetheless have religion in you and we wish to see if in case you have a greater plan than we have been in a position to see, please share it,’ the Oscar-winning actress mentioned in line with video obtained by Mediaite.
‘If there is a pathway you have obtained that we’re not conscious of please share it. Because we’re shedding hope right here that you just symbolize us.’
Susan Sarandon, 74, mentioned AOC made ‘quite a lot of guarantees,’ however that she nonetheless has ‘religion’ in her
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has confronted hearth 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 bunch 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 Movement for a People’s Party, a progressive group based after Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential run.
Neither Sanders nor Ocasio-Cortez are aligned with the People’s Party.
The group has known as for the 31-year-old Ocasio-Cortez to encourage President Joe Biden to ‘declare a pandemic public well being emergency and broaden Medicare to each American utilizing Section 1881A of the Social Security Act.’
The motion for Medicare for All has stalled as Biden, who will not be a supporter of their proposals, presses forward with different legislative priorities reminiscent of infrastructure and tax credit which his administration insists will assist mother and father to elevate kids 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 in the White House
Some left-wing activists have grown impatient as they argue one of the best repair for the coronavirus pandemic lies in common well being care.
More than 600,000 in the US have died from COVID-19 through the pandemic.
The protest announcement known as for the rapid passage of Medicare for All, which the group says the Democratic Party may ram by way 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.
But no motion has been taken since then.
A consultant for Ocasio-Cortez didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark from DailyMail.com.