Rep. Ocasio-Cortez takes aim at Democrat strategist for blaming loss in Va. gubernatorial race on ‘wokeness’

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 26: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks during a news conference to discuss legislation that would strengthen Social Security benefits, on Capitol Hill October 26, 2021 in Washington, DC. The lawmakers discussed their proposed bill, called the Social Security 2100 Act, which would include increased minimum benefits and add caregiver credits for people who have to leave the workforce to care for children or elderly family members. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – OCTOBER 26: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) speaks during a news conference to discuss legislation that would strengthen Social Security benefits, on Capitol Hill October 26, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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Far-left lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.) slammed a Democrat political strategist for blaming the party’s losses in Virginia on progressive “wokeness.”

Ocasio-Cortez ripped into former Bill Clinton campaign strategist James Carville in a tweet on Friday, accusing him of causing division in the Democrat Party through his comments. She asserted Carville and other “old people” use the term “woke” to denigrate voters under the age of 45.

Her comments come after Carville blamed Virginia Democrat gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe’s loss to Glenn Youngkin on “stupid wokeness.”

“Well, what went wrong is this stupid wokeness. Alright? Don’t just look at Virginia and New Jersey. Look at Long Island, look at Buffalo, look at Minneapolis. Even look at Seattle, Washington,” said AOC. “I mean, this defund the police lunacy, this take Abraham Lincoln’s name off of schools, that…people see that. And it’s just really has a suppressive effect all across the country to Democrats.”

Carville’s comments appeared as others in the party have also questioned the appeal of progressive policy goals.

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