Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., responded to “West Wing” creator Aaron Sorkin’s telling newly elected Democrats to “stop acting like young people.”
"I really like the new crop of young people who were just elected to Congress. They now need to stop acting like young people, OK? It's time to do that,” Sorkin said on CNN last Friday.
"News Flash: Medicare for All & equal rights aren't trends,” Ocasio-Cortez said in a tweet on Sunday, in response to Sorkin’s comment.
"When people complain about low turnout in some demos [demographics], it's not because communities are apathetic, it's they don't see you fighting for them,” she continued. "If we don't show up for people, why should you feel entitled to their vote?"
"I think there's a great opportunity here, now more than ever, for Dems to be the non-stupid party, to point out the difference," Sorkin said. "It's not just transgender bathrooms — that's a Republican talking point they're trying to distract you with.
"We haven't forgotten the economic anxiety of the middle class, but we're going to be smart about this. We're not going to be mean about it.”
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