Anti-Imperialism/Foreign Policy

Ocasio-Cortez Warns Biden That War and Wall Street Appointees Are a ‘Huge Reason We Got Trump’

Alexandria ain’t wrong. Although Trump has done nothing except building his own personality cult.

By Brett Wilkin, Common Dreams

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has a stern warning for President-elect Joe Biden about filling his Cabinet with the types of war and Wall Street candidates that have come to characterize Democratic administrations over the past three decades.

“A larger issue that we have right now… is the Biden administration is bringing back a lot of Obama appointees.”
—Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

In an interview for The Intercept’s “Intercepted” podcast aired on Wednesday, host Jeremy Scahill asked Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) what she thought of Biden hiring members of former President Barack Obama’s administration from corporations including Goldman Sachs and McKinsey.

“It’s horrible,” she replied. “I think it’s also part of a larger issue that we have right now, which is the Biden administration is bringing back a lot of Obama appointees, which depending on where you are in the party, may sound nice, I guess.”

“But I think what a lot of people fail to remember is that we now have a Biden administration that’s bringing back a lot of Obama appointees, but when Obama was making appointments, he was bringing back a lot of Clinton appointees,” she added.

READ MORE

Leave a Reply