Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. is criticizing Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema after she announced her decision to leave the Democratic Party and register as an independent on Friday.
Sinema announced the decision in an Arizona Republic op-ed published on Friday, criticizing America’s two party system.
“Americans are told that we have only two choices – Democrat or Republican – and that we must subscribe wholesale to policy views the parties hold, views that have been pulled further and further toward the extremes,” Sinema wrote. “Most Arizonans believe this is a false choice, and when I ran for the U.S. House and the Senate, I promised Arizonans something different.”
In response, Ocasio-Cortez said that Sinema doesn’t offer “a single concrete value or policy she believes in.”
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks during a news conference to discuss legislation that would strengthen Social Security benefits, on Capitol Hill. On Wednesday, the House Committee on Ethics said it is investigating the congresswoman for an unspecified matter. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
“She lays out no goals for Arizonans, no vision, no commitments,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “It’s ‘no healthcare, just vibes’ for Senate.”
Ocasio-Cortez also said she’s “grateful this race & nomination has opened up.”