Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Sunday responded to director Aaron Sorkin’s suggestion that the young Democrats newly elected to Congress should “stop acting like young people.”
“News Flash: Medicare for All & equal rights aren’t trends,” 29-year-old Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest woman elected to the House, wrote in response to a video of Sorkin’s interview.
“When people complain about low turnout in some demos, it’s not because communities are apathetic, it’s bc they don’t see you fighting for them,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote. “If we don’t show up for people, why should you feel entitled to their vote?”
Ocasio-Cortez is one of several progressive freshman lawmakers supportive of “Medicare for all,” among other issues.